Another Koel sighting in Holt

To: Robin Hide <>
Subject: Another Koel sighting in Holt
From: Martin Butterfield via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:50:21 +0000
We have been in Canberra for the last week and have heard Koels everywhere we have been.  Sites include Reid (every morning), Canberra Croquet Club (3 days)and Kelly's Swamp (2 days).

On Thu, 25 Nov 2021 at 11:40, Robin Hide via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

Hearing koels regularly in Ainslie, and yesterday (24 Nov) a male and female on the powerlines (but not calling) over our garden in the rain.






From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of John Layton via Canberrabirds
Sent: Wednesday, 24 November 2021 6:48 PM
To: Canberra birds
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Another Koel sighting in Holt


Not five minutes ago a male landed in a large tree just outside the lounge room window and gave wurra wurra, rather than wirra wirra calls, a couple of times before being swooped upon by a Red Wattlebird which landed and hopped about on the same limb while the koel ignored it. Then four Magpie Larks swooped and the koel flew away giving forth a few more wurra wurras as it went with the others in pursuit. As I’ve mentioned previously, Koels are an uncommon visitor to our garden.


John Layton


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