Unknown bird calls at night

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The Sparky
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Unknown bird calls at night

Postby The Sparky » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:26 pm

Hello all (forum newbie, 40 yr old electrician)

Got a high pitched chip-chip-chip-chip call coming from high up in the night sky, most nights here in the Warkworth area.
It's not a spurwing plover, it's a lot softer than that.

They seem to call to each other, answering from several directions.

Any idea what bird this is?
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Liam Ballard
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Re: Unknown bird calls at night

Postby Liam Ballard » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:08 am

Maybe look at Cook's Petrel calls? I'd think they'd probably fly over you to roost if you are in Warkworth. NZ Birds Online has some.
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Re: Unknown bird calls at night

Postby The Sparky » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:01 pm

Yes, I believe you're correct.

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