Female bellbird, Hamilton

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Neil Fitzgerald
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Re: Female bellbird, Hamilton

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Tue May 30, 2017 6:12 pm

I've also heard fledglings were seen in that general area in summer.
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Re: Female bellbird, Hamilton

Postby David Riddell » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:56 am

Just heard from a Tamahere resident who has a sugar water feeder in his garden overlooking the Mangaone Stream, he's had a male bellbird coming to it several times a day for the past week. Tend to be short visits as there are lots of tuis who dominate the feeder. He didn't see any bellbirds there last year, but it would seem there's at least one still around.
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Re: Female bellbird, Hamilton

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:18 pm

Great to hear that, David. That still seems to be a bit of a hot spot for them then.
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Re: Female bellbird, Hamilton

Postby David Riddell » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:42 pm

Here's a video of the bird. The birdbath is filled with sugar water, which explains the constant background tui calls!
https://youtu.be/NL8PD3WUPK0

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