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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:08 pm
by Michael
There are also Myna in captivity throughout the country, and so an escapee is also possible.

Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:40 pm
by pfe92nz
Saw it a couple of times last week and once it flew into the red zone open area just beside Hawke Street from across the road, so that could have been from Hawke Street or Seaview Road. If it has been seen at the old ANZ Bank building it is extending it's territory. That would be about 400m as the myna flies!

Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:55 pm
by GrahameNZ
In it's usual spot this afternoon.
Plumage is changing.
Today it was chasing Blackbirds away, when it was first found it seemed to be happy being with them.

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Myna, New Brighton, ChCh
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Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:15 pm
by kelly111
GrahameNZ wrote:In it's usual spot this afternoon.
Plumage is changing.
Today it was chasing Blackbirds away, when it was first found it seemed to be happy being with them.

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Hi what is the best spot to see it.

Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:37 pm
by GrahameNZ
Hi Kelly,
The piece of red zone land beside the New Brighton Bridge, NE side.
It seems to like the bit at the end by Hawke St.
It's pretty easy to spot if it's about, nothing else walks with such a self confidant gait.
Happy hunting

Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:53 pm
by Clinton9
And this bird will be dead by springtime as mynas cannot stay alive as wild bird in south of latitude 40 oS.

Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:04 pm
by kelly111
GrahameNZ wrote:Hi Kelly,
The piece of red zone land beside the New Brighton Bridge, NE side.
It seems to like the bit at the end by Hawke St.
It's pretty easy to spot if it's about, nothing else walks with such a self confidant gait.
Happy hunting

Is this the bit of land next to the one way road.next to the river..

Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:11 pm
by GrahameNZ
You've got it, bounded by NB Rd, Hawke St, Keys and Pratt

Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:16 pm
by kelly111
GrahameNZ wrote:You've got it, bounded by NB Rd, Hawke St, Keys and Pratt

Cool I have the day off tomorrow so will go have a look.thank you

Re: Myna in New Brighton, Christchurch

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:28 pm
by pfe92nz
Was that you parked there on the one way section about 11am Kelly111?