Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby TheBirderman » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:05 pm

Hopefully these guys won’t reach the South Island, that will be one more problem for us here in NZ.
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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby pfe92nz » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:52 am

Seen on last three mornings (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) in the same area. Best view was from Hawke Street in the morning. Often near the tyre protecting the water pipe from the mowers.
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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby GrahameNZ » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:49 pm

Still there this afternoon.
One of the joys of urban birding.
I'd spent five or so minutes going away from it and then using trees to work back close.
Plan A worked well.
It then took flight and as I turned to watch it fly across the river a large dog bounded up to say hi.
Closely followed by its owner.
He asked me what I was taking pics of and appeared rather bemused when I replied nothing :)
We've all been ther and will again, guess it will always give me a bit of an inner smile.

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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby pfe92nz » Fri May 18, 2018 7:53 pm

After not seeing for over three weeks it was there at same location at 4pm this afternoon.
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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby GrahameNZ » Sat May 19, 2018 6:42 am

Hi John,
I thought it was bad timing on my part.
Hadn't seen the bird since the Apr 19 obsv above.
I went past a couple of times around 4 pm yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see it again.

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