Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Koel

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Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Koel
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 01:11:05 +0000

While I have not measured it over time, in our corner of Upper Turner it seemed to me that we tended to get Koels later in the year than other places - well after the breeding season had started. This year Upper Turner has had its very own Koels for the whole of the breeding season. Whether or not that is an improvement is a matter of taste.



On 11/12/2017 9:56 AM, Geoffrey Dabb wrote:

Yes, each year is different, with a trend of range expansion each year.  Around here, not a particularly loud year so far.  Each morning heard distantly from Griffith and Lower Narrabundah, with occasional noisy individuals further afield at Royal Narrabundah and the little park between La Perouse and Jansz.   However, yesterday morning on the first dog walk a loud 'BZZERRIT' drew attention to a female in a garden backing onto Rocky Knob Neighbourhood Park.  That loud nasal complaint is yet another distinctive sound in the repertoire of this species, used when harassed (in this case by a wattlebird).  After about 20 minutes it left the birch, being chased down towards Griffith, continuing to give out indignant ZRRRT-ZRRRts.



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From: Ryu Callaway [m("","ryu_is_gr8");">]
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Subject: Koel


I know they have been around for some time now and have been hearing them frequently in Deakin/Narrabundah, but they always seem to get to Fadden much much later than elsewhere in Canberra. We've heard our first Koels here in the past few days, just over 2 weeks later than last year when the first was around 24 October but similar to 2015.




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