Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Azure Kingfisher

Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Azure Kingfisher
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:03:42 +1000

LOL.  I forgot to mention several other facts which may be pertinent:

(1) the Angus cow which had been hanging around (solitarily) near the Molongolo end of the backwater has, as hypothesised by Steve, given birth to a healthy calf. She had that sort of head-up, wild-eyed look that new cow mums sometimes have. COGites should not take their cattle dogs near the end of the backwater because she would, IMHO, charge. The calf was sleeping very, very close to one of the preferred perches of the Azure Kingfisher(s). What do we know about bovine/Azure Kingfisher interactions? Did the new cow mum chase away the Azure Kingfisher?

(2) While, once again, trudging disconsolately from the backwater, I came across a pair of funky glasses. The frame is seriously bent. Was the owner chased into the Molongolo by an enraged new cow mum? Has a COGite dropped his (or her) glasses while on a Wild Azure Kingfisher Chase? If the latter, please let me know and we can arrange for the return of the glasses.


On 21/08/2014 9:44 AM, Geoffrey Dabb wrote:
Obviously there were two kingfishers, and both left at the same time.  Could
this be evidence of breeding?

-----Original Message-----
From: Con Boekel 
Sent: Thursday, 21 August 2014 9:13 AM
To: COG list
Subject: [canberrabirds] Azure Kingfisher

Yesterday morning Steve and Lyndon were at the hide site, and I was at the
backwater site at the same time and neither party recorded the Azure


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