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Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:57 am
by Ian Southey
Here, in Papakura, I have just heard my first Shining Cuckoo of the season.

Ian

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:51 pm
by Neil Fitzgerald
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.

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:24 pm
by Ian Southey
Neil

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

Ian

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 pm
by Neil Fitzgerald
I've been outside for a the past few days and pretty confident they are not down here yet. Maybe not far away though.

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:48 am
by John Winters
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.

John

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:30 pm
by BombayDave
Bombay , Auckland. first of the season singing today - 16/9

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:25 pm
by Ian Southey
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!

Ian

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:55 pm
by RussCannings
I care! Just haven't heard any ;)

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:38 pm
by Jim_j
None heard round Pukerua Bay Wellington yet either.

cheers
Jim

Re: Shining Cuckoos 2018

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:54 am
by kengeorge
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.