Tuesday, 11 October 2011


Shining Cuckoo (Maori name - Pipiwharauroa) arrived after its migratory flight from the tropics on September 17th. We can now hear several calling in the bush. They are a real summer sound for us. They will stop calling after Christmas then depart to the tropics in April. We never know when. Then we count the days until they return about the time that the Kumerahou blooms.

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