what's that bird?

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julia
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Re: what's that bird?

Postby julia » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:14 am

wow, that is definitely the closest sound i have ever listened to online. why would i ever only hear it at night? any ideas? thanks
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David Riddell
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Re: what's that bird?

Postby David Riddell » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:34 am

They spend the day feeding at sea, then fly in to their colonies at night, heading away again before dawn. So it's only at night time that they over-fly the mainland. And the Warkworth area is pretty much the only place where Cook's petrels do that at all, so it's pretty special!
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Re: what's that bird?

Postby Davidthomas » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:40 am

Hi Julia,

As others have stated they’re definitely Cooks petrels. I’m on Codfish island at the moment doing night work with diving petrels and we heard a fair few cooks and mottleds that sound exactly like that! A pretty awesome thing to be hearing though I must say.

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Re: what's that bird?

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:28 pm

What David said. 100%.

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