Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

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Adam C
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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby Adam C » Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:54 am

Ha! Just editing a farm video from last Friday shot up around Waipara in Canterbury and there is a Shining Cuckoo in the background. Weird I didn't pick up on it at the time!
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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby rukuhia » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:05 pm

A couple of birds on the Te Waihou walkway today at Putaruru.
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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby Weka1 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:58 pm

Shining Cuckoo call first heard for Spring 2022 in Flagstaff Reserve, Russell, Bay of Islands at 1340 21 September 2022.
Mid September seems to be usual timing for this area over last 10 years. Late last year not heard until early October.
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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby Wrybill » Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:25 am

first shining cuckoo heard for this year in our garden calling and seen flying.
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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby Jim Kirker » Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:57 pm

Heard one at Kohukohu, Hokianga today early afternoon.
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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby Jim Kirker » Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:38 pm

Heard between Taheke and Horeke, Hokianga this morning and again this afternoon.
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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby Ian Southey » Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:28 pm

My first heard early in the morning at Papakura today.

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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby simon.fordham » Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:30 am

Our first for the season (East Tamaki Heights, Auckland) was also yesterday, 24 September.

In 12 years of records, this is the latest (by four days). Our earliest record was the 8th.

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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby GrahamB » Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:35 am

Shining cuckoo in our garden, Waikanae, yesterday. Quite late.

Other notes: Bittern flying over old highway just south of Waikanae on Thursday.

Another mysterious large raptor (not harrier) seen from kitchen window looking down the valley towards Reikorangi on Wednesday.
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Re: Shining cuckoos - 2022-23

Postby bombaydave2 » Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:45 am

2 singing birds in Bombay hills 25/9

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