shining cuckoo

R. and I have started hearing Shining Cuckoos (Pīpīwharauroa). Well maybe they’ve been here since my earlier post in October, but we didn’t notice any until one quiet weekend afternoon when B₂ was in bed. I heard the distinctive whistling call that our bird-expert friend Phil had imitated for us a couple months previously. I looked up at R.: she had heard the same thing and was thinking the same as me.

Now I’m tuned in to the distinctive call I hear them about once or twice a week. I wonder if I’ll actually see any though: they do seem considerably rarer locally than the Grey Warbler…

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