Repetitive, one-note tui call driving us nuts

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Re: Repetitive, one-note tui call driving us nuts

Postby Bozz » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:30 am

boneywhitefoot wrote:its better than tramping all over the Pureora Forest Park chasing Kokako tui


That sounds like HEAVEN by comparison
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Re: Repetitive, one-note tui call driving us nuts

Postby boneywhitefoot » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:58 am

not when you are sprinting all over creation with heavy camera gear up and down hills, only to find that the bird calling is yet another stinking tui lol
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Re: Repetitive, one-note tui call driving us nuts

Postby Bozz » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:13 am

boneywhitefoot wrote:not when you are sprinting all over creation with heavy camera gear up and down hills, only to find that the bird calling is yet another stinking tui lol


I'd still infinitely rather be doing that than having my head needled with one metallic, pulsing tone, minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day with something that sounds like a stuck record of a digitised, squeaking piece of broken metal (if you can manage to imagine such a thing) *pass my pack and boots I'm coming down to the Waikato to chase kokako*
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Re: Repetitive, one-note tui call driving us nuts

Postby boneywhitefoot » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:41 am

hahahahahahaha
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Re: Repetitive, one-note tui call driving us nuts

Postby Robyn » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Maybe the Tui one note call is around October to end December. I think this "annoying" one note call is to rally the young ones. A most beautiful thing to hear is all the young Tui leaving this area to go out "flatting". A group of them fly out of this area all singing a chorus - quite beautiful. When we leave our place, say 30kms in a straight line, the birds know us. Strange but true and I have never fed them.

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