There has been a sudden rush of koel chicks in my area in Kaleen recently. On the 17th I reported two in my yard to Jack H, one of which had obviously literally only just left the nest. This last bird, almost as small as its
adopted “parents”, has been driving us crazy with its constant beginning call as it sits in a banksia just off my back deck demanding food from its two Red Wattlebird “parents”. At one point it was sitting on the railing of the deck at the back of the house.
Surprisingly even though they are often within half a metre of the chick, Pied Currawongs are not doing anything to harass the bird.
FYI Jack H – on the 23rd my wife recorded two individual chicks at the Kaleen Plaza on Georgina Circuit.
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Sent: Saturday, 25 February 2023 5:48 PM
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Koel fledgling
It was bound to happen I guess. The wattlebird pair that nest in the neighbour’s yard have raised a Koel, for the first time. It fledged on 9 February, and has been calling incessantly.
On 25 Feb 2023, at 5:34 pm, Terry Munro via Canberrabirds <> wrote:
The Koel that fledged on 2 Feb is still being fed here in Watson
On Sat, 25 Feb 2023 at 3:56 pm, Lyndon Howe <> wrote:
They are still around!
A young Koel was being fed by 2 Red Wattlebirds at the back of my house, at
11 am this morning. Image taken on Mt. Rogers, Flynn.
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