Found Mrs Koel's mate

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oconnore51
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Found Mrs Koel's mate

027 by Ann Connor, on Flickr

brian63
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Great work Ann, posed nicely for you. A bird I have not seen.

sue818
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Great one. Good to see the pair

Sue

HelloBirdy
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They arrived to my suburb 4 days ago, and have been very vocal since. Flew over calling and landed on the powerline behind my house breifly but that happened to be the one time I didn't have my camera on hand

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

WhistlingDuck

A lovely photo ... good work getting the male and female . 

oconnore51
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Thanks all.

They are very vocal, very early, that's for sure.  They were in a patch of regenerated bushland, that runs by the light rail, so the stairs create a kind of viewing platform of the top of the trees.

elizabeth

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I saw my first male Koel of the year to-day whilst working in the garden. I agree they are vocal in fact the call is very "repetitive" in my opinion it has a regular, repeated pattern which never changes but good to see one again. No sign of a female yet which are the prettier of the pair in my opinion.

Samford Valley Qld.

oconnore51
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Yes, it is a very insistent sound as if they are getting more and more pissed off!

elizabeth

Devster
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You did well. Normally, although very loud, they seem to be very shy and take flight as soon as they see you.

Araminta
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Does that mean I'm the only one that has never seen one?

Thanks for showing me the great photo!

(we don't get them down here in Melbourne)

M-L

HelloBirdy
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Araminta wrote:

Does that mean I'm the only one that has never seen one?

Thanks for showing me the great photo!

(we don't get them down here in Melbourne)

There are records from melbourne\

http://ebird.org/ebird/australia/map/asikoe3

Ryu
Canberra
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oconnore51
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They  have usually been too high up and hidden in the canopy to see, so I was lucky.  It seems that maybe birds that migrate from North to South go may slowly go even further south if the climate is warming?

elizabeth

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