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    Morepork

    This normally shy fella was in the tree right outside our lounge, managed a couple of pics. Left it relatively undisturbed.

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    SUPER COOL.

    Water still beading off its feathers though, so, still wet in the Manawatu
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    SUPER COOL.

    Water still beading off its feathers though, so, still wet in the Manawatu
    We actually got a couple of hours of sun today, no true story
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    It's impressive when they fly past you as their wing leading edges have such soft feathers that to us they make no sound - just a shadow in the dark
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    We have one that lives outside our house from time to time. Best lullaby ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    We actually got a couple of hours of sun today, no true story
    I actually got burnt!

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    Had a pair fly into a hut once in the Whirinaki chasing big moths you couldn't hear them flying around absolutely silent. One flew out the other got confused and landed on my bunk and hid in the corner. I picked it up to put outside it was like handling a very soft furred cat. Amazing.
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    A little before xmas I was in the fire station appliance bay while the truck was taking a drive down the road. I watched a puriri moth fly into the light, just in front of the door, from the rear of the appliance bay and out of no where a morepork swooped in and grabbed it and was gone again. Assume it was one, that or a small owl I guess

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    some are superstitious about seeing them in the day time

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    some are superstitious about seeing them in the day time
    Hope I haven't cursed the lot of you....I've heard of the fantail inside.
    What is the Morepork during the day? @northdude

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    Not sure exactly I've been told a death is coming that's just what a few people have told me

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    nice pics they are an interesting little bird

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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
    A little before xmas I was in the fire station appliance bay while the truck was taking a drive down the road. I watched a puriri moth fly into the light, just in front of the door, from the rear of the appliance bay and out of no where a morepork swooped in and grabbed it and was gone again. Assume it was one, that or a small owl I guess

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    Could have been a Bat. surprising how many Bats are around if you look for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    some are superstitious about seeing them in the day time
    I have been told that if you hear a Morepork call outside your house there will be a death in your family.
    I hope it's wrong because two sit in a silk tree outside my dining room and pick moths off the window. Scares the hell out of visitors if they are sitting close.
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