Bellbird Korimako spotted in Plimmerton!

 

 

I was sure I was hearing a bellbirds call from my house… the beautiful melodic chiming call would only happen every five or ten minutes and each time I heard it I would stealthily go to the window & try & see it… Eventually caught a glimpse so I grabbed my Canon 5D3 with 400mm lens and sat & waited…
Nothing… OK back to work…

Then heard its call, snuck back to window and managed to fire off a few shots…
Focus not 100%, they do not sit still for long… but enough for an ID:
http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/bellbird

 

 

Fantastic – I so love the bellbirds call! I’ve set my little Sony D100 recording, but will also try with my proper mics & recorder next time I hear it being active… Would be so great if it was a breeding pair & they became more plentiful…

 

This is what it was feeding on:

 

 

OK after leaving D100 rolling for 29 min, it sang again… Quick RX denoise/repair

 

 

 

 

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