A koel came to call by onewing

A koel came to call

Thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts yesterday. I am pleased to say that I have got my own head back again today. The one I was wearing yesterday really didn't fit as good as my own. It took till quite late in the evening before my headache finally cleared so I haven't been able to catch up on your photos. I will try and catch up a bit tonight.

Today's photo is of a female koel and she came down for a drink in our bird bath. I couldn't get too close because she is very timid, but I was lucky enough to get a couple of shots of her before she flew away again.

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Great shot.. never heard of this one.. fav
January 13th, 2015  
What a beauty
January 13th, 2015  
This Koel is one very naughty lazy lady - no matter how beautiful she looks. Our famiiy have been staying at our Mallacoota house and there is an immature Koel there being fed by a Red Wattle bird. so Koels are like Cuckoos. How the Wattle birds don't wake up to it and end incubating and raising a huge foreign chick is beyond me.
You did a good job of being quick on the trigger to get these two great shots.
January 13th, 2015  
Thought it looked a little like our Shinning Cuckoo..
January 13th, 2015  
She is a beautiful looking bird. I'm glad you are feeling better
January 13th, 2015  
@ethelperry Thanks Ethel. I agree Koel's really are lazy. I feel sorry for the red wattle bird feeding a chick this size. We have had a male koel appearing in one of our trees for a few weeks calling out for a mate and it looks as though one has turned up now.
January 13th, 2015  
Lovely captures. Fav
January 13th, 2015  
Beautiful capture.
January 13th, 2015  
Great shot of a beautiful bird. Glad you're feeling better.
January 13th, 2015  
A sort of cuckoo. Bird then......I thought for a minute @ethelperry had got the gun out ...ha ha! It is a beauty, the wattle birds must be very maternal, there are always some who get away doing little in life!
January 13th, 2015  
What an interesting looking bird!
January 13th, 2015  
A superb captures of this interesting bird ! Glad that your awful headache has gone There is nothing worse than pain to sap every ounce of energy !
January 13th, 2015  
Sue
Gorgeous shot Babs. Glad you are feeling better.
January 13th, 2015  
You sure do get a variety of birds in your garden you lucky thing. You also get some excellent shots of them . I keep showing people the one of the colourful ones on the whitish tree( great description sorry!)
January 13th, 2015  
Such a gorgeous bird!!
January 13th, 2015  
Beautiful shots. What a treat to have one of these visit you. I'm glad your head is working better today.
January 13th, 2015  
She's a beautiful bird. A pity they are cuckoos and I can't feel good about them. Unusual for them to be out in the open. great catch.
January 13th, 2015  
Beautiful plumage, great capture Babs :)
January 13th, 2015  
@julzmaioro Thanks Julia, this is a female koel, the male is black with a red eye and they are cuckoo family. I pity the poor birds who get one of their eggs in the nest. The chicks are huge.
January 13th, 2015  
@salza Thanks Sally. They aren't too popular though as they are cuckoo family and they leave their eggs in other birds nests.
January 13th, 2015  
@happypat Ha ha, I think Ethel has got her gun out. Koel's aren't too popular because they dump their eggs on other poor birds and they end up feeding these huge birds.
January 13th, 2015  
@lesip @flyrobin @gosia @shepherdmanswife @gigiflower @beryl @sioux @pixelchix @karlow75 @pusspup @hermann Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and I am much better today. Didn't like the head I was wearing yesterday, ha ha.
January 13th, 2015  
@chimfa Ha ha thanks Jane. The strange thing is I know what you are talking about. That's a worry. I know the photo you mean it is the one with the rainbow lorikeets in the frangipani tree isn't it.
January 13th, 2015  
Brilliant Babs, I had one in my yard along time ago, but wasnt sure what it was... Now I know... thanks
January 13th, 2015  
Two beautiful images of the Koel at the bird bath, lovely detail and colours Babs:)
January 13th, 2015  
It looks a pretty bird - never heard of it before. Nice shots and glad you are feeling better.
January 13th, 2015  
What a glorious bird. Well captured. I'm glad that you have swapped heads back again!
January 13th, 2015  
Great shots! So clear!
January 13th, 2015  
Fabulous captures
January 13th, 2015  
fabulous capture
January 13th, 2015  
Instant Fav...
January 13th, 2015  
Well captured Babs. Another Cuckoo bird. Nature is strange sometimes.
January 13th, 2015  
She's a truly beautiful bird.
January 13th, 2015  
A lovely pair of shots Babs. Great focus.
January 13th, 2015  
beautiful
January 13th, 2015  
What a beautiful bird. You don't even need to get out of the garden.
January 13th, 2015  
what a great capture - well done
January 13th, 2015  
She has such pretty feathers. A lovely shot.
January 13th, 2015  
I love it when the birds come to visit. Great shots Babs.
January 14th, 2015  
That looks like a rather large bird! Great capture!
January 14th, 2015  
WOW...what an amazing capture(s). Beautiful creature and so lovely in your bird bath. FAV for me. Sorry about your headache..hope it is better now?
January 14th, 2015  
@eyesmile Thanks for the fav Gena and my head is fine again now.
January 14th, 2015  
@bella_ss Thanks Sheralee, we are lucky we get so many birds in the garden.
January 14th, 2015  
@tabarlett @888rachel @scarybird @yaorenliu @shailestha @derekvickers @ceilidh @thistle @tonygig @denisefuller @seattlite @kwind @creampuff @quietpurplehaze @pcoulson @bugsy Thanks everyone for your comments and favs. I have got my own head back again now too. ha ha
January 14th, 2015  
Kat
Fabulous captures. Such a beautiful bird. Can you pluck me some feathers next time she comes to visit? ;)
January 14th, 2015  
@darthkitty Thanks Kat. I have got a couple of koel tail feathers they are beautiful aren't they. I have got a wedge tail eagle feather too. I love feathers.
January 14th, 2015  
Fabulous markings! And great captures.
January 14th, 2015  
Looks and sounds an interesting bird, love those spotty feathers. Pleased to hear you've got your own head back Babs.
January 14th, 2015  
Well captured Babs.
January 15th, 2015  
@kwiksilver Thanks Gillian, they are lovely birds.
January 15th, 2015  
@paulaw Thanks Paula. I am glad I found my own head again too.
January 15th, 2015  
@golftragic Thanks Marnie.
January 15th, 2015  
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