Shining Cuckoos 2018

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Ian Southey
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Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Ian Southey » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:57 am

Here, in Papakura, I have just heard my first Shining Cuckoo of the season.

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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:51 pm

Full on calling up there Ian? Last few days I thought I might have heard the old song thrush doing the cuckoo imitation, but was very faint and I couldn't pin it on anything.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Ian Southey » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:24 pm

Neil

There were about three fairly long sets of whistles this morning. Not a thrush.

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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 pm

I've been outside for a the past few days and pretty confident they are not down here yet. Maybe not far away though.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby John Winters » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:48 am

I heard my first Shinning Cuckoo of this season back on the 22 August here at Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay.
First couple of days was only the ascending call then changed to full calls.
I think it is just the one bird and is heard most days.

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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby BombayDave » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:30 pm

Bombay , Auckland. first of the season singing today - 16/9
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Ian Southey » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:25 pm

Good to see another record. Bird here seems quiet now but heard another at Pukekohe East last Sunday and another at Onerahi, Whangarei on Thursday. Good to know someone else cares!

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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby RussCannings » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:55 pm

I care! Just haven't heard any ;)
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Jim_j » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:38 pm

None heard round Pukerua Bay Wellington yet either.

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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby kengeorge » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:54 am

First one of the new season here in our backyard in Golden Bay on Saturday 15/9. Looked back thru my diaries for previous years - normally heard/seen between about the 18/9 and 25/9 in my backyard each year, so they're consistent.

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