Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

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Dave H
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby Dave H » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:37 am

I heard and saw this guy at Te Arai on the 4th of this month.

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AngryBird45
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby AngryBird45 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:14 am

Starting to think I heard one earlier this month now.
89 birds on my life list since 17 June 2020, latest birds Spotless Crake and Red-necked Stint.
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Neil Fitzgerald
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:14 pm

Heard one at Tamahere, east side of Hamilton, this afternoon.
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Steve Wood
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby Steve Wood » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:52 pm

First seen and heard for Motueka this afternoon.
Ian Southey
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby Ian Southey » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:04 am

My first heard in Papakura this morning

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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby bombaydave2 » Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:43 am

Saw 3 birds flying over Bombay this morning, together. Didnt stop to sing. Looked like they were on a mission heading south. Quite fast flyers! Do they migrate in small groups/flocks?
Cheryl Walton
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby Cheryl Walton » Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:20 pm

First heard just now, Tikokino, Central Hawkes Bay
Bruce Keeley
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby Bruce Keeley » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:45 pm

First song heard today in Somerville suburbia, East Auckland.
Colin Miskelly
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby Colin Miskelly » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:12 pm

I have yet to hear a shining cuckoo this season (in Wellington). Zealandia / Karori Sanctuary is usually a sure-bet this time of year. I was in there for 4 hours in perfect conditions today, and did not hear one.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2021-22

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:12 am

First at home this morning, Pirongia.

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