fledgeling koel has left the Watson nest

To: Terry Bell <>
Subject: fledgeling koel has left the Watson nest
From: Marg Peachey <>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:45:26 +1100
Hi Terry,

Do you think that the injured leg was a result of the cat attack?  Or a nest injury? 

In both cases the bird probably should be checked by vet or a carer.  It could be in pain. Sounds as if it may have difficulty getting up to perch at night and may have a limited future.

If it has just fledged the tail may be quite short but will grow quickly.


On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM, Terry Bell <> wrote:
but has an  injured leg at a  right angle to it's body. I am relaying this message on behalf of Terry Munro whose email yesterday has failed to get through. Saved from a neighbours cat Terry M. has relocated the unmistakeable young koel to his backyard in Higinbotham St and it is scrambling around on the ground , being fed bya pair of  wattle birds . It seems to have very stunted tail feathers which may be a feature of this species. Survival is debateable and perhaps COG members visiting the area for the Mt. Majura mid-week tomorrow would like to  call in to see it where they will be made welcome by Helen and Terry Munro

Marg Peachey

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