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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2005, 02:23:56 am »
That sure is a colorful bird! Are they related to parrots?
Reminds me just a bit of superman ice cream.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2005, 03:06:28 am »
yup Furby, they are a small type of parrot from Australia
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2005, 12:33:44 am »
Bubbles the Lorikeet aparantly need a perch to sit on.  ;)
Had to be tall enough to keep her away from the rug rats etc.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2005, 06:09:09 am »
Looks like the little guy has taken a liken to his new perch. He sure is colorful. :)

Just don't hang yer cap there or it might get a new ornament. ;D

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2005, 02:07:27 pm »
Ian

We've got a couple of birds that look quite like that one on Lil's shoulder, I haven't got a good look at them yet, too fast, just a flash of green, also, my eyesight's not the best.  We have the usual collection of
tui's
wood pigeons
fan tails
more porks
shining cuckoo's
bell birds
king fishers  good for telling me where the shoals of whitebait are
Paradise ducks
mallards
pukekos
magpies  seem to be chasing away the fantails
for years we had a kiwi that would poke holes in the lawn but we haven't even hear it now for a while.  Too many wild cats I think they might have got him
The usual
sparrows
thrushes
blackbirds

There are probably more, I'll ask Jan when she gets home from work.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2005, 06:27:08 pm »
Hi Ernie

This is probably the parrot you see around the farm, Kakariki

http://www.parrot.co.nz/Parrot.NZ.articles/article-kakariki.html

Similar size to Lils lorikeet and fairly common in some parts of the country.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2005, 06:40:53 pm »
Thanks  Ian

I didn't even know they existed, it's good to have a Kiwi ornithologist on the forum.

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2005, 12:15:11 am »
Ian,
Isnt your house guest what we would call a rosella?  Aussie import, pest round my parts.  Never seen one sitting still, close enough to know for sure if its like yours.  They make a hua of a racket when flying.
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2005, 12:59:30 am »
Charlie
It'S a Rainbow Lorikeet, but I think it's a close relative of the Rosellas.
It's habits sound the same anyway  :D


I think both species have escaped and are breeding in some parts of the country, most likely Northland  ;)

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2005, 01:27:40 am »
Hi Ian,
Definitely Northland!  :D  They are on DoC's wanted list.  Or should I say, their "Unwanted Organisms" list.
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« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2005, 10:52:14 pm »
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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2005, 01:27:33 am »
joan seeing how good was catching thut there porky. i thing all oe us would like a lesson in the art of
 cactchin the there honkers, but make sure ya got the camra with you and some one to point it
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« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2005, 06:32:24 am »
Yup they're also eating the uncut corn and the truckloads dumped back in the field in January. They're gonna bust.

Also, If I had a rifle a little moose would be in my freezer from eatin on my apple trees the other day, behind the house. Bold beast. I think he comes after dark.  >:(

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2005, 07:09:22 pm »
I don't recall ever seeing a swan this far north. It was hanging around with some Canada geese north of Berlin NH



Very impressive wing spread...sorry no pic of that :D
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« Reply #54 on: May 18, 2005, 06:33:09 am »
Thanks for the picture Sprucebunny. Looks like the whistling swan, which audubon say is the only swan species in the east. Your right on it being a bit to the north of its range, maybe it's migrating from it's wintering grounds. Apparently, they nest in the arctic away from hunting pressure which has devistated the trumpeter to a few hundred. Waterfowl identification is not something I do well. There are alot of species I have no clue on. I'm just pulling this info from a book. ;)

I've seen snow geese in with migrating canada geese. If you go up along the Cap Tourmente (QC) where the mud flats and farm fields are in fall and early spring the place is white with snow geese.

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« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2005, 06:49:05 am »


snowgeese like to get moving in the morning. usually in strips about 10 miles long! it can take 15-20 miniutes for them to pass the whole flock. they love our wet cornfeilds and are sometimes seen with canadian geese, in air and on the ground.
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« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2005, 06:55:32 am »
what the heck is this thing?
aussies may know.....


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« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2005, 07:22:22 am »
Looks like a rail. Is it a baby?

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Re: BIRDS
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2005, 09:10:22 pm »
It's a youn Moa!  Call the ornithologists!!  Asy are you checking this out?  Red, don't do anything to disturb that little feller!!  Whoa, nelly, Red's farm is now off limits to everything and everybody :o :o  Them's sposed to be extincted and such :o :o :o :o :o

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« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2005, 09:28:27 pm »
:D

wheres all the austrialians?:D
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