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Re: Looking for Rook, Galah and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in Waikato Area

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:51 pm
by Davidthomas
Saw a sulphur-crested cocky on Fairy Springs road, Rotorua on Wednesday morning, but i think it was just an escapee so not of much use to you guys!

As for rooks, as JFDillon has mentioned he has a decent spot, otherwise i know south of Cambridge Russ Cannings has reported some, and i think some have been reported near Taupo?

Re: Looking for Rook, Galah and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in Waikato Area

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:30 am
by Michael
There is a spring near Putaruru, Blue Spring I think. Lots of dunnock, easy access and some rook as well.

Re: Looking for Rook, Galah and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in Waikato Area

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:40 am
by Matthias
No luck with Galah in the Mangatawhiri area, but I found a possible night roost of Sulphur-crested Cockatoo in Lyons Rd last week. One morning there were at least 29 birds that flew off in two groups in opposite directions (one group of exactly 13 and one of at least 16, partly concealed by the tree).

Cheers,
Matthias

Re: Looking for Rook, Galah and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in Waikato Area

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:37 pm
by TheBirderman
Best luck for Cockies are around near the Hunua Ranges out Miranda way and the Waitakere Ranges near Auckland. However they are controlled by the regional council so they may be gone in a few years. Good Luck!

Re: Looking for Rook, Galah and Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in Waikato Area

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:58 am
by fras444
Saw a rook fly over the Taupo Bungee yesterday.