Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 1 Dec 2014 06:33:54 +1000
   Birdline Australian Capital Territory

   Published sightings for the week ending 30 Nov 2014.

   Sat 29 Nov Powerful Owl Turner bowls club
   Powerful Owl still present a short time ago (~5pm), sitting tight and
   allowing nice views. Aware and interested in the observers below.
   Julian Teh, Matthew Mullaney
   Black-eared Cuckoo Duffy St, Ainslie, adjacent to Mt Ainslie Nature
   1120 hrs. Heard and then seen from about 15 metres away, A grey looking
   cuckoo with a dark stripe through the eye and buffish underparts,
   Undertail neatly patterned in dark grey and white with no sign of
   rufous. Call fairly similar to Horsfield;s Bronze-Cuckoo but slower and
   a bit deeper. Was in a tree in a neighbour's garden, then flew off in
   the direction of the nature reserve. Relevant section of the reserve is
   between Foveaux St and Fisher St entrances, off Duffy St.
   Steve Holliday
   Thu 27 Nov Powerful Owl Turner Bowling Club
   At Haig Park next to Canberra North Bowling Club on McCaughy St. Well
   hidden in high oak tree. Found by Terry Munro from pellets on path.
   Poor digiscoped iPhoto attached.
   Alastair Smith
   Mon 24 Nov Australian Koel Gore St, Higgins
   This morning I was delighted to see that the local Koel, who has been
   calling for a few months now, has found a mate. The two were in my
   cherry tree and harvesting the berries. The local sparrows were all a
   twitter, literally.
   Louise Armstrong
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