FW: FW: [canberrabirds] Not me - Koel

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Subject: FW: FW: [canberrabirds] Not me - Koel
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:02:43 +0000

Thanks Shorty.  Here is a fairly typical (but less frequent than usual) encounter from just now (0930-1000).  I (white star) hear a koel giving the speculative(not excited) call.  I locate the source in a tall euc (green star).  The bird relocates and I hear the call more distantly.  A single kek-kek-kek is interspersed. I find the bird calling at the top of a tall euc (red star).  In the same tree is a P Currawong nest, bird sitting.  After a few minutes a magpie and a currawong evict the koel which gives the (complaining) kek-kek-kek call and flies off to the north over Rocky Knob.  I have not heard it since.  I hear a male koel call about every second day, but so far I have no confirmed record of a female.



From: shorty <>
Sent: Tuesday, 30 October 2018 6:39 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Cc: COG Chat <>
Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Not me - Koel


My first Koel calling just now. I work all around Canberra and this is the first i have heard ( At my my place, Symonston )




On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 8:31 AM Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

Thanks Con and Christine.  I have some thoughts on this year’s low koel occurrence in this neighbourhood, previously a koel hotspot over many years, but I shall keep them until the season is further advanced.  Perhaps the coming warm spell will bring them in.  (The appropriation of ‘ Me too’ for other purposes has left this chatline in need of a new phrase for reports that echo earlier reports.  Perhaps ‘I also’?  Doesn’t sound the same though.)   


From: Con Boekel <>
Sent: Tuesday, 30 October 2018 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Not me - Koel


I have yet to record a Koel from Turner.



On 10/30/2018 7:53 AM, Christine wrote:

My first Koel for the season was a male heard calling at 6:37am on Sunday.

He has been calling loudly on and off ever since, but took time out to "eat" the figs which will not be ripe for months yet!


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