I have led 2 walks to Mt Majura and failed
to sight a Glossy on either occasion.
However they are there and audible to even
my defective ears sometimes.
Currently I think they are most likely to be found
on the east side of Majura below the radar going toward the police training
I find them by listening for the crunching noise of
the birds feeding. They only call if moving tree or if an intruder is in sight.
Listen for short wailing calls somewhat more grating than YTBC. There are
sometimes YTBC in the radiata pines below the Sheoaks but calls are longer and
I thought your pictures wonderful and we would love
a pic. of that quality of the young bird.
Feeding birds are very approachable.
I am busy this week but I will try to organise a
visit to the area next week and invite chatline people along. But NO