Unknown calls at Matahi Lagoon

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Jim Kirker
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Unknown calls at Matahi Lagoon

Postby Jim Kirker » Sun May 31, 2020 2:20 pm

This was from the edge of the Matahi lagoon in mid January, fine day with a dabchick on the lagoon. I think the ticks could be from crake but never heard the miaow before and wonder if maybe from a dabchick.

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bombaydave2
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Re: Unknown calls at Matahi Lagoon

Postby bombaydave2 » Sun May 31, 2020 9:36 pm

Are there coot on the lagoon. Sounds like a baby coot to me.
Jim Kirker
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Re: Unknown calls at Matahi Lagoon

Postby Jim Kirker » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:06 am

Hi Dave, I was there for about an hour and did not see a coot but dense growth blocked the view of the lagoon. Coot was actually my first thought on the day but the miaow sound put me off. Jim
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Re: Unknown calls at Matahi Lagoon

Postby bombaydave2 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:36 pm

Young coot make that noise when calling to parent
Jim Kirker
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Re: Unknown calls at Matahi Lagoon

Postby Jim Kirker » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:50 pm

Thanks Dave I've been fretting about this on and off for months and secretly hoping it was dabchicks.
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Re: Unknown calls at Matahi Lagoon

Postby bombaydave2 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:50 pm

The "ticks" sound like adult coot.

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