To: "" <>
Subject: Koels
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:55:48 +0000
So arrival has started, but not fully established yet. None noted by me around 
my area so far this season.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Clayton 
Sent: Saturday, 20 October, 2018 9:37 AM
To: Jack & Andrea Holland; Dr David Rosalky
Subject: Koels

Thanks to David and Jack for their replies. I had assumed that the birds
would have returned while I was on Ian Fraser's excellent trip to Brazil
but hadn't heard any until this morning.



On 20/10/2018 8:40 AM, Jack & Andrea Holland wrote:
> Mark, since you've been away I'll repeat my post of 10 October:
> "After hearing my first male Koel calling (both calls) across Darwinia
> Tce in Rivett around 8:15 this morning I followed up similar calling
> (mainly ko-el) this afternoon and found 2 males in the small park
> about 300 m from our house.
> Celia Hindmarsh first reported a male calling from very close by a
> week ago on 2 October.  Interestingly this is a favourite location in
> the area for Koels and was the core area for 2 fledglings which spent
> over 3 weeks there in January/February 2018."
> This was the only Koel record on the eBird map until a couple of days
> ago.
> The bird has stayed around, mainly in that area, interestingly apart
> from the odd wirra wirra, the calling has been all ko-el, including
> for long periods from around 4:40 am mid week, an indication that
> female Koels have yet to arrive, at least in my area.
> Jack Holland
> -----Original Message----- From: Dr David Rosalky
> Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:23 AM
> To: 'Mark Clayton' ; 
> Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Koels
> Hi Mark
> A male making the ko-el call has been heard near my home in Deakin on
> three occasions up to yesterday - once very close.  I missed the
> sighting on that occasion but I suspect it may have been in the tree
> where much social activity occurred last year.
> There have been a few other reports also but I'll let those observers
> respond.
> David Rosalky
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Clayton 
> Sent: Saturday, 20 October 2018 7:14 AM
> To: 
> Subject: [canberrabirds] Koels
> Good morning all,
> I have been away from Canberra for several weeks so may have missed
> any messages but has anyone recorded Pacific (Eastern) Koels in
> Canberra so far this spring? There has been one calling a long way off
> from my house in Kaleen early this morning.
> Mark

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