Shining Cuckoos 2018

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chef
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby chef » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:34 am

Still haven't heard one here in Meadowbank Auckland, they usually arrive by the second week of October at the latest.Normally there are plenty around.
haggarty
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby haggarty » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:24 pm

Heard my first couple of Shining Cuckoos at Foxton Beach pine forests this weekend
chef
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby chef » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:23 pm

Finally arrived in Meadowbank ,heard 2 on Tuesday evening and a couple today.The sound of summer.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby BombayDave » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:22 pm

Bombay Hills - Since the beginning of October up till around 24th October I heard at least one a day, sometimes 2 and on occasions 3. From 24th until 3rd November I never heard any. I am presuming they are all stopping off on their way south and that there seems to be "waves" of migration - weather systems?
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Jim_j » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:05 pm

Still only 1 heard so far this season around Pukerua Bay, Paekakariki area - if there are low numbers around birds may not be settling but ranging more widely in search of mates?

Cheers Jim
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Jim_j » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:34 pm

Hearing the occasional bird but still very infrequent.
Only one bird heard calling over 3 hours at Mt Bruce in the Wairarapa on Sunday.
Cheers Jim
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:10 am

Three cuckoos in my fruit trees yesterday evening, 'cheeuuw' calling at each other with lots of wing movement accompanying each call. Discussing something interesting.
Jake
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby Jake » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:22 am

Some serious cuckoo action in my gum and blackwood trees in Eketahuna yesterday. Initially a pair were flying around together; one was feeding the other (courtship?) and later in the day, there were a whole lot of them congregating, high in some blue gum - there were at least six of them.

https://youtu.be/eNwfo9iGhkQ
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby sandyw » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:35 pm

Very few shining cuckoos in Wellington this year. Watched two for a short while today at George Denton Park play area. They were in tall eucalypt at furthest corner of park from road. First time I have seen them mating. This park is just over the fence from Zealandia and it is not uncommon to see whiteheads and saddlebacks outside the reserve.
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Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Postby CMKMStephens » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:49 pm

On 25 December there was one in a tree at my parents' in Wadestown, singing in the rain

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