Backyard Bird of the Year (so Far)

To: Tyrie Starrs <>
Subject: Backyard Bird of the Year (so Far)
From: sandra henderson <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2018 07:38:53 +0000
I'm in Wanniassa too Tyrie - I have never known the koels in Wanniassa to be as noisy or as numerous as they have been this year. On occasion I've been hearing three separate birds close by...  With their racket and the three young grey butcherbirds all practising their song regularly, often in my garden, it's a very noisy place.
Sandra H

On Monday, 1 January 2018, Tyrie Starrs <> wrote:

Hi Jack, in Wanniassa, and yes red wattlebird is the host.
Cheers Ty

From: Jack and Andrea Holland <>
Sent: Monday, 1 January 2018 5:47:16 PM
To: 'Tyrie Starrs'; m("","Canberrabirds");" target="_blank">
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Backyard Bird of the Year (so Far)

Thank you Tyrie, in what suburb are you, and do you know the host (I’m assuming Red Wattlebird)?


As numbers seem to be increasing every year I’m again keeping a tally of Koel chicks.  With 6 that I’m now aware of already we’re off to a flying start compared with last year when of a total of close to 60 the first was not reported until early January.  Based on the many contributions from chat line subscribers etc, this has been written up in a paper which has been accepted for Canberra Bird Notes and will appear in the next issue.


Many thanks


Jack Holland


From: Tyrie Starrs [
Sent: Monday, 1 January 2018 4:40 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb <>; m("","canberrabirds");" target="_blank">
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Backyard Bird of the Year (so Far)


Great shot! We spent an hour in the sun this morning waiting for the the one being fed in our backyard to emerge from its tree for a photo like that. Only after we gave up and put the cameras away did it make a very brief appearance in full view!

From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Sent: Monday, 1 January 2018 12:04:52 PM
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Backyard Bird of the Year (so Far)


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