'Maryanne Gates' <>, "" <>
Late Koel fledgling
jandaholland--- via Canberrabirds <>
Tue, 4 Apr 2023 07:12:22 +0000
Thanks Maryanne, as summarised in my most recent Canberra Bird Notes article [46, 119-144 (2021)], the latest a Koel fledgling has been reported was 24 April 2021 following the bumper 2020-2021
season. There have been a few others in April especially in 2011 when the last record was 11 April. So there could still be some time though the cold weather forecast for Easter Sunday doesn’t augur well for any Koel fledglings still around. Regards Jack
From: Maryanne Gates <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Late Koel fledgling
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?
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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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