Shining Cuckoos 2018

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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby GrahamB » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:29 pm

Finally - a loud and bold Shining Cuckoo in our front garden today, Waikanae. Cheered me up no end after a brutal council swimming pool inspection. :D
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Jake » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:05 pm

About 90% sure I saw one just inland of Eketahuna on Saturday while driving. Still haven't heard one this season though
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Richard Schofield » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:55 pm

First Shining Cuckoo heard (full song) this morning at Awakiki, near Balclutha.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Jim_j » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:24 pm

Still none heard in Pukerua Bay and none heard over 3 hours walking through bush, scrub & farmland at Paekakariki.
Hopefully that ex tropical cyclone that hit at the end of summer didn't result in mass casualties to migrating birds....

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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby fras444 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:59 pm

One seen at Wairakei terrace resort yesterday while in the pools. Saw it flying around the gum trees and singing
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby rukuhia » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:42 pm

One at Waihi Beach north end tonight, the same day as last year.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Joanna10 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:51 pm

One near Masterton August 29th - nothing else on eBird for the Wairarapa yet.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Steve Wood » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:50 am

first one for Motueka yesterday
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Liam Ballard » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:18 am

Forgot to post this - one full song heard on September 29th in the Hakarimatas in Ngaruawahia.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby SueCourtney » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:49 pm

Shining cuckoo heard at Auckland Botanic Gardens in the camellia / magnolia gardens on 23 September 2018 at 9.04 am. I counted 17 upward notes at one time. Grey warbler also quite vocal.

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