Late Koel fledgling

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Subject: Late Koel fledgling
From: Maryanne Gates via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2023 07:01:05 +0000
Can anyone tell me what is the latest date we have had fledglings in the region and whether they migrate singly or as a group?

I have a fledgling that will be in care for at least another week or two and am wondering if I will need to keep it over winter?

Maryanne Gates

Bird Coordinator

Wildcare Queanbeyan Inc

PO Box 1404 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

0411 422 897


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On Tue, 4 Apr 2023 at 16:55, jandaholland--- via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

After thinking my Koel fledgling season was well and truly over, not having seen one since 1 March, I heard the unmistakable begging and traced it to a spindly gum in amongst the casuarinas on the E side of the Stirling netball courts this afternoon.  Without binoculars it seemed quite brown under but still appeared to have a golden crown and the tail did not appear to be fully developed.  It was attended by a couple of Red Wattlebirds.  It’s pretty late though still not as late as a couple in the bumper 2020-2021 season.  Jack Holland
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