Shining Cuckoos 2018

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Ben Volpicelli
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Ben Volpicelli » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:57 pm

First shining cuckoo heard in Wellington, karori today (6/9/18) Wrights hill area. Quite late compared to last year when I first hear them on 15/8/17.
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RussCannings
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby RussCannings » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:06 pm

Finally my first, along the Waikato River in Hamilton today (Oct 6).

Russ
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Mike Vincent » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:06 pm

We have started to hear them at Lake Okareka, Rotorua over the last couple of days.
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Les Feasey
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Les Feasey » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:21 am

Finally the first! 7/10/18 on Global Big Bird Day,
One at home and a second at a lake near Pakaraka. Three years ago it was August 24.
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Nakilad
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Nakilad » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:06 pm

Heard one at Tutukaka on Saturday 6 October.
ashercook
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby ashercook » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:13 am

Heard my first in Wellington (at Otari Wilton's bush) on the 6th
Jim_j
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Jim_j » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:54 pm

Still none heard or seen Pukerua Bay and other local bush areas.
Is anyone else noticing no or a lot fewer birds around?

cheers
Jim
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David Riddell
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby David Riddell » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:28 am

Still none around Gordonton, but they always seem to get here rather late. Usually hear the first one around mid-October, so maybe not long to go.
Ben Volpicelli
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Ben Volpicelli » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:13 am

Heard one this morning in Karori, Wellington
Colin Miskelly
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Colin Miskelly » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:34 pm

Shining cuckoos are still inconspicuous around Wellington. I have yet to hear one giving a full song, but had great views of an apparent pair in Zealandia today (from c.5 metres, through binoculars) gleaning insects, with one bird calling with downward-slurred notes only. Only a single other brief call heard in about 5 hours in the valley.

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Colin

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