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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    I have been told that if you hear a Morepork call outside your house there will be a death in your family.
    I hope not..

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    Friends noticed that their sensor light kept turning on at night, no idea why. Sat up and watched one night, Moreton would flu by and set the sensor off then land on top and wait for the moths to show up.... Clever buggers
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    We have 3 of these and they call to each other at night around here

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    I thought we had Kiwi calling on our block about four years back while we were living there - I mentioned it on the other forum and “Raptor” responded saying he hoped I was right but doubted it would be possible in our area - he reckoned it would be a morepork mimicking a Kiwi - he sent me a cd with various bird songs that sounded like Kiwi - so I played it outside at night - sure enough the Morepork turned up to sing his Kiwi song - I saw him on a variety of occasions sitting on a fence outside the building - they are clever buggars
    I stayed there overnight a few weeks back - beautiful still moonlight night - total silence - looks like my rat baiting over the last five years has killed the poor buggars - other folk have told me this is the sad bioproduct of brodifacoum- poison
    I know of people that nurse injured birds such as morepork - they won’t use rats or mice that have been found outside dead - likely poisoned
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    I do like the nights the local morepork makes its visits. Not really too worried by people certainly makes taking photos pretty easy.

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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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    We've been at Blue Duck at Whakahoro and they hand feed the Moreporks those big Puriri moths. Bugger would swoop down and grab it right out of his fingers as it flapped there.
    Cool party trick after a few out on the deck overlooking the Whanganui river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Diem View Post
    We've been at Blue Duck at Whakahoro and they hand feed the Moreporks those big Puriri moths. Bugger would swoop down and grab it right out of his fingers as it flapped there.
    Cool party trick after a few out on the deck overlooking the Whanganui river.
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    Spied one asleep on a double yellow line on the way home from night shift early one morning years ago. Turned around and thought it looked a bit sick so picked it up and sat it on the dash of the car for the 35k trip home. It stayed on the wood-robe in my youngest sons room for 2 weeks like a Phoenix but ate like a bloody pig! 2hrs a night catching moths to keep it happy! Let it go back where I found it and I've never been happier!
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    We get a few of the german owls down here or little owl I always thought they were moreporks but they never made the morepork sound more of a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYEIKoHsPV8
    Took me a while to figure it out

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    I'm just back from doing a bit of work for Dan. Good man good people. Always worth a visit.
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    snapped this more than five years ago around 3pm and nobody's dead yet..... death is always coming Name:  IMG_0436.JPG
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    Some neat pics there
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    had one hit the ranch slider 2 weeks ago knocked it self out picked it up and made a bed for it on the bbq table woke up about hour latter got up and flew off witch made me happy i thought it may have broken its neck they fly in under the verander an nail the bugs in the light. my outside light turns on a bit at night it must be moreporks i wondered what the hell was setting it off there are a few around my place i love to watch them

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    Had one following me last night whilst kiwi spotting, must have been disturbing the bugs in the grass

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    Came across a new road hazard last night, round a blind corner and heres a morepork in the middle of the road munching on a rat

 

 

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