Night time singing

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flossiepip
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Night time singing

Postby flossiepip » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:48 pm

Is it common for Tui to sing during the wee small hours. We have one in the garden that started about two this early morning. Soulful and rather nice.
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David Riddell
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Re: Night time singing

Postby David Riddell » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:09 am

Just a couple of days ago I was talking to my brother-in-law who lives in Auckland (Dominion Rd) - he mentioned that he'd been hearing a tui in the middle of the night, though I didn't get the impression it was soulful singing - more those simple one and two-note calls. We put it down to street lighting affecting their activity cycles.
sm1979
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Re: Night time singing

Postby sm1979 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:18 am

Going back a few years ago, I remember hearing Tui singing in the Buller Gorge near midnight. No street lighting for miles there, just the moon and stars!!

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