Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?!

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Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?!

Postby rbyrnes » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:01 pm

Hello!

I have just recently moved to Diamond Harbour, Banks Peninsular Christchurch. I am very new to learning about all the birds that now surround me that I rarely saw in the city. I was wondering if anyone has any idea what this sounds is that I have recorded? To me it sounds like a sort of bird? It only happens at night.
But as I said i'm very new to learning about the birds on the peninsular and I wouldn't be surprised if its something else different.. possum?
It usually makes that first louder noise then continues with the quieter noise but I did put two of the recordings together of the louder and the quieter noises.
Thanks! ( and hoping the file works too)

Diamond Harbour noise.mp3 [ 1.1 MiB | Viewed 261 times ]

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Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?!

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:05 pm

Yes, that's a nice recording of a possum.
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Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?!

Postby rbyrnes » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:10 pm

Ahhhh just lovely.. oh well thank you!
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Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?!

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:23 pm

Time to set a trap perhaps.
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Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?!

Postby lloydesler » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:38 pm

possum
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Re: Unknown sound at night (I think is a bird?) help?!

Postby David Riddell » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:50 am

Could be a good time of year to trap possums, I just caught my fourth in a fortnight this morning, after getting none for months. Got this one using carrot for bait (in a Timms trap), since the local silvereyes had started helping themselves to the apple I'd been using. One thing that may have upped my recent success rate is that I started sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on the bait and around the trap - seems to work!

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