General birdwatching discussion, help with bird identification, and all other things relating to wild birds and birding in NZ that don't fit in one of the other forums.
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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.
- David Riddell
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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.
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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!!