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John Harris <>
Fri, 9 Nov 2018 04:20:58 +0000
……Well the fabulous, widely admired and justly famous GUNGAHLIN KOEL has been around for absolutely AGES. Controlling the quivering of my ‘me too’ typing finger, I have not
reported this, fearing the invasion of myriads of desperate bird watchers from the more southern parts of Canberra, anxious to glimpse this legendary bird. As the birding capital of the ACT, we in Gungahlin have to have SOME KIND of standard or we will be
overrun by everybody from the other side of the tracks……
Julie Clark <>
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018 at 2:49 pm
To: Con Boekel <>
Cc: chatline <>
Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] re Koels
At the risk of upsetting Wayne and others (sorry Wayne .. I promise never to post a Koel sighting again!) ... please feel free to delete ....
Today was only the second time that I've managed to get some reasonable pics of a female K--- .
Thought I'd share in case there are others out there that haven't seen the females in the open very often.
By the way ... Geoffrey, there are some Wood Duckling photos there for you too ..... definitely arrived long before Melbourne Cup Day. Martin ... you'll find a Galah or 2 and, if you
go back ... a turkey ... haha ...
On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 12:31 PM Con Boekel <> wrote:
The Turner Koel is traditionally a late Koel so I appreciate the other Koel sighting reports.
There are some other sighting reports that are of no particular interest to me but, since this is a general COG birdy chat line, that is only to be expected.
On 11/9/2018 8:44 AM, Geoffrey Dabb wrote:
Just a question of getting the balance right, Wayne. I thought Lach’s message about a near view of a mating was very reportable.
We all have our preferences. Personally, I would like to hear more about emergent ducklings of the A Wood Duck, Australia’s favourite maned duck. I have sometimes wondered if
it is a coincidence that the first of these appear around Melbourne Cup Day.
From: Wayne Gregson
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2018 9:35 AM
To: 'COG List'
Subject: [canberrabirds] re Koels
Am I just being a grumpy old person or do other chatliners share my view that Koels are now a sufficiently well established feature of Canberra’s bird
scene that we don’t really need to know about each and every one that turns up?
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