Hello from Coquette Point,
This morning I woke to the sound of cassowaries honking and roaring and the sound of crashing vegetation as large birds ran through the rainforest. It was a good time to stay indoors.
Today I saw Dot, sub-adult ‘Don’ and ‘Jessie’ with ‘Little Dad’. They were here for most of the day and when their paths crossed the dominate bird displayed aggressively. For over 10 days now I had not seen ‘Little Dad’ or ‘Jessie’ and I had thought he was already sitting on eggs. However, they are still walking together with Jessie dutifully following ‘Little Dad’s’ every move.
I left the area but went back to check if they were still there every half to one hour making every effort not to be heard or seen. Two hours later they were gone. Excitedly I looked for eggs but none to be found.
She jokingly said to me “ If I lived here I would blow up the bridge and live in solitude in the rainforest”. Thank you Margaret your life was an example to us all: you made a difference.
The Indian Koels found their voice this week and early every morning the male and female have been ‘singing the rain’ in long wurra-wurra calls that are held for at least ten seconds and finish in mounting shrills.