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Subject: Koels
From: "Phillip DUKE" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 21:24:15 +1000
Last Sun 18th Sep, around 2pm, a male and a female  Koel flew into a Port Jackson Fig beside the waterside path at Waverton Bay which is 2 bays west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the Nth Side.
They immediately announced their arrival and were immediately confronted by a couple of noisy miners and a couple of red wattle birds and a few pied currawongs who seemed to be co-operating in  hasselling them. Regardless, the Koels stayed put oblivious to the lack of warmth in the welcome  and also to the passer- bys who were a mere couple of feet under them.
Their calls to each other were accompanied by constant flicking of their wings and tails.  Their calls sounded different to other Koels that I've heard. These calls sounded less mature than those later in the year when the novelty of their call has long worn off.
I was wondering if their call sounds deeper after practice or whether these were the local kid and mate  getting back before everyone else and setting up a waterside patch.
They wasted no time in setting up the courtside. They started immediately they zoomed in because I had not heard them previously in the day and I was in the area from 12.30pm that day. 
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