Birdline Australian Capital Territory
Published sightings for the week ending 30 Nov 2014.
Sat 29 Nov Powerful Owl Turner bowls club
Powerful Owl still present a short time ago (~5pm), sitting tight and
allowing nice views. Aware and interested in the observers below.
Julian Teh, Matthew Mullaney
Black-eared Cuckoo Duffy St, Ainslie, adjacent to Mt Ainslie Nature
1120 hrs. Heard and then seen from about 15 metres away, A grey looking
cuckoo with a dark stripe through the eye and buffish underparts,
Undertail neatly patterned in dark grey and white with no sign of
rufous. Call fairly similar to Horsfield;s Bronze-Cuckoo but slower and
a bit deeper. Was in a tree in a neighbour's garden, then flew off in
the direction of the nature reserve. Relevant section of the reserve is
between Foveaux St and Fisher St entrances, off Duffy St.
Thu 27 Nov Powerful Owl Turner Bowling Club
At Haig Park next to Canberra North Bowling Club on McCaughy St. Well
hidden in high oak tree. Found by Terry Munro from pellets on path.
Poor digiscoped iPhoto attached.
Mon 24 Nov Australian Koel Gore St, Higgins
This morning I was delighted to see that the local Koel, who has been
calling for a few months now, has found a mate. The two were in my
cherry tree and harvesting the berries. The local sparrows were all a
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