Eastern Koel

Sightings within the local survey area for the period 1 Sep 2008 - 30 Nov 2008. The local survey area is a rectangular area extending from Kingsthorpe NW of Toowoomba to the Mt Whitestone/Fordsdale area SE of Helidon.

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rossb
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Eastern Koel

Post by rossb » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:55 pm

Our first Eastern Koel for the season started to herald his early morning announcement regime at our Helidon home on 26th August. The summer storms are coming!!

Ross.

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Mick Atzeni
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Early Koel

Post by Mick Atzeni » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:50 am

Ross

I'm sure this would have to be one of the earliest arrivals on record! In fact, it's a winter record, and I don't recall any in the past. Well done

Interested to know if it hung around or was just in transit? It appears from the birding-aus records that they tend to overshoot SEQ and head further south, then backfill. Same for Channel-bills I gather.

Mick

rossb
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Eastern Koel

Post by rossb » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:54 pm

Mick,
Yes, the Eastern Koel has stayed around since we first heard it at the end of August. Dan also heard sacred Kingfisher in late August. Dan saw a Channel-Bill over the house about a week ago and there was one here again yesterday afternoon.
Ross.

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