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Lamma-Gung wrote:
Zep, you really want to carry the cooler up there by yourself for sunrise?

Let the winner (if you accept his claim) carry it up there!
And then you and I can enjoy a cool beer on top of Mt Stenhouse at 6am this Sunday!

OK with everybody, confirmed?


Now I think this was finch or may be hawk.


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Time to trawl up this old thread again. They are not actually back yet as far as I know, but it is past the date of some earlier first records, so as soon as there is an extended break in the clouds, they will no doubt once again descend on us with that unvaried 4-note mantra (exhilarating or annoying according to taste).

Happy listening.


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Echoing through dawn's first light this morning, April 12th, "we're on our way!"


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:56 am 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn0lwGk4u9o

I was just about to post this when I heard one. They are back, so get used to it, but a few days later than usual.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:25 pm 
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Another April has swung around - I guess we have two or three days left before the Indian cuckoos are back with that unvarying 4-note mantra. And when the first decent spring rains come, those Asian Painted Frogs are ready and waiting in their burrows to end months of aestivation and once again make for the nearest resonating drain pipe to do their nocturnal impressions of a herd of cows.

For people whose glass is half full: the earth spins to its ancient seasonal rhythms, animated by the unique sounds of its natural world.

For people whose glass is half empty: Oh no! I'm going to be kept awake by those pesky cuckoos and frogs making their detestable racket. Isn't the barking of the neighbours' dogs enough, ffs?


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First heard yesterday, April 13th 2015. They are back in residence, so get used to it.


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Yes, I heard one for the first time this morning over Po Way Yuen, heading for the Lamma interior as usual - they always head there first.

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What does it sound like? I know that may be hard to describe!

We've been hearing a strange sound outside the house the last few days. Could be a bird, could be a pipe!


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Just googled it and thats not what we're hearing.


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Could be an Asian Painted frog in a pipe doing an impression of a herd of cows - they are due about now too.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJcYgT88YtI

this sound?


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This is an Indian Koel - also from the cuckoo family. They are actually here all the year round, but just get into full song in spring. The male is all black with a red iris and whitish bill, while the female is barred black and brown


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Some old threads just refuse to die! Yes, it's that time of year again, and very soon we will have that sound accompaniment all day every day (and night)


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