Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby kelly111 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:59 pm

pfe92nz wrote:Was that you parked there on the one way section about 11am Kelly111?
hi yep that was me.but no luck today did not see him.
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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby pfe92nz » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:05 pm

I haven't seen the Myna in New Brighton for 3 weeks now, but at 11:30 this morning while driving east along New Brighton Road I thought I spotted it on a street light as I passed. By the time I had stopped and turned around it had flown away. Will go back later and have another look.
New Brighton Road and corner of Brooker Ave, so about 1500m away from where it was before.
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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby Wanderinnthlander » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:58 pm

Hi. I just thought to mention I also saw the myna the same day but just on my wanders today it's still around and seems a little slow (it's coldfor is nthlanders :lol: ) but it seemed to be happy under the pages/NB rd bridge. Often there's lots of swallows nesting on the nth side but not tonight.
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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby pfe92nz » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:08 am

Myna still around New Brighton area, but spreading further afield. I saw it on Hardy Street near Collingwood Street corner this morning (4/7) at 8:15am.

The local New Brighton facebook page has a few reports of it now, one unconfirmed report from Dallington area about two or three weeks ago (not too far from my possible sighting on 22/6) and a positive ID on Oram Avenue on Saturday.

When I saw it this morning it was on the road then flew off to the east along Collingwood Street.
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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Postby pfe92nz » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:59 am

After over six weeks of not seeing our resident Myna, I saw it this morning (about 9:40am). I was walking down my drive to the road and thought it was a starling flying towards me, but the flight was different. It perched on a power line across the road (16 Hardy Street) before heading off north east towards Beresford Street.

As an aside, if I had not done my backyard bird count so early and waited a couple of days, I would have been able to add it to the list of birds in the backyard, as for about an hour it was in our apple and plum trees. Only time I have seen it on our property.
John Stewart (aka pfe92nz)

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