21 March 2014

Eastern Koel, again

The noisy juvenile Eastern Koel  was out in the back bush corridor this morning.  Instead of being buried inside of the red flowering Bottlebrush in yesterday's post, now you can see more of it, and the size of it.  Not so diminutive as it might've first appeared!  


There it is, perched on the branch inside the circle and I've zoomed in ....

still chirping, and Little Wattlebird still would flit about to and fro.  Unfortunately it was at this point that it flew off deeper into the trees; no more pics.  I just thought it a good followup on yesterday.

While out there I thought to gather a few pics of the native Banksias starting to flower.  The Noisy Miners, and the Wattlebirds like these for the nectar.



I'm not up on native species; does anyone know this one, what it is called?

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24 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole. Loved seeing this bird again, lovely markings on its plumage. Loved the video from yesterday. Poor little wattle bird

Irma said...

Hi Carole,
Great photos of this magnificent bird.
This species is not in the Netherlands.
Also the photos of your previous blog are great.
You can zoom in pretty far.
Greetings Irma

eileeninmd said...

It is a cool bird! Love the first shot of the Eastern Koel. Pretty flower. Great shots, Carole! Have a happy weekend!

Bob Bushell said...

The Eastern Koel is superb, and all the rest.

Rebecca said...

Interesting bird. And what a zoom you have! So clear too.

Pete Shanley said...

Thanks for sharing, these guys continue to elude my camera!

Montanagirl said...

Hi Carole. I like the Koel. He's a pretty cool birdie. I'm no help on the I.D. in that last photo.

Karen said...

Beautiful plumage!

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful feather patterns!

Ida said...

Wow you have a good eye for spotting those birds. Loving the zoomed in view. It does seem like a fairly large bird.
Also enjoyed those unique looking flowers.

Jeanne said...

What an interesting bird this is Carole, and the flowers are just lovely. This bottom one with the unknown name must be awesome when it is totally blooming out. Yes, I am going to be with deanna at this upcoming photography class. Wish you were coming too. Wouldn't that be alot of fun!! I am looking forward to it expecially as I have never been to the Charleston SC area before. One of the things we are going to do is photograph at a 400 year old plantation which has some extensive gardens. Really looking forward to going. Best to you! Did I tell you my second great grandchild is due July 10th. WOW, that is all I can think of to say!

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, that's a beautiful bird Carole, great shots! I also loved the wildflowers.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have heard about cuckoos habits before but this is the first time I've seen proof! Poor wattle bird. An amazing post. I've missed your posts lately and had a great time scrolling down...every post so lovely. Your bird are so beautiful and seem to have unique personalities in your photos. Thanks !

Jan Castle said...

My, he really is big...quite impressive! TFS Carole.
Jan

Stewart M said...

Great shots of a noisy bird - and the adult are even noisier!

Cant help with the ID sorry!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jenny Short said...

Amazing you could see him at that distance. He is rare and beautiful. xo Jenny

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Astonishing capture of the koel - a normally shy bird !

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That bird, oh that bird!!!! It's extraordinary! Love the stripes across it's body/plumage.

And your wildflowers are wonderful.

[as for sister's day...it's not a national holiday, it's just a day my sister and I set aside to celebrate]

Have a great weekend.

Wally Jones said...

These last two posts of the Koel are fantastic, Carole!
I really enjoy learning about new species and your blog is filled with them!

Great photographs!

Le regard est le m├ędiateur des coeurs. said...

magnifique et bravo pour le regard percent et l avoir vu !

bon w end ;o)

Linda said...

We had a blizzard here in Montreal today, and I want you to know that seeing your beautiful photos has brightened my day. Thank you so much for sharing.

Brian King said...

They have a great pattern on their feathers!

Liz said...

Lovely images, Carole and some great finds.

Helma said...


I think eht really a beautiful bird. Through his drawings and long tail looks like a small bird of prey. Very nice.