Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 27 Oct 2014 08:03:35 +1000
   Birdline South Australia

   Published sightings for the week ending 26 Oct 2014.

   Sat 25 Oct Cattle Egret Gawler River
   Single bird sighted amongst cattle on private property.
   David Hartland
   Thu 16 Oct Eastern Koel Paradise, SA
   I joined Birds in Backyard last year when I discovered a pair of
   Eastern Koels in my backyard - quite a rarity as I live in Adelaide and
   apparently it is quite unusual to find them so far south. They arrived
   in September and I realised in March that I had not heard them for a
   while so am guessing they left about then, which fits their usual
   pattern. This year, however, I have only seen and heard the male for
   the last 2 weeks, with neither sight not sound of the female. My
   question is this ..... Is she likely to join him? ie. do they migrate
   separately and meet up at their destination or, do they normally
   migrate as a pair? If the former, then I am hoping the female arrives
   in the next couple of weeks. If the latter, then I am assuming that
   something has happened to the female en route and the male is in for a
   long, lonely summer. Can anyone shed any light on this? I know it
   sounds ridiculous, but it's going to be heartbreaking listening to him
   calling in vain for the next 4 months if he is never going to get a
   response. I am reporting this as someone suggested on the forum
   Rachel Neale
   Sat 11 Oct Arctic Tern Port MacDonnell
   Single bird roosting with numerous crested tern and fairy tern on
   low-lying reef just to the west of breakwater. (Apologies for the
   delay.) Thanks to Bob Green and others for reporting this bird.
   Michael Wood
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