Friday, 21 March 2008

The Morepork

Last night when I was standing on the deck I heard the cry of the Morepork. It is one of the bird calls which is not mistakable for anything else. The call "More pork" is exactly that. I mentioned it to Wendy this evening. Wendy heard it too. We think it was in one of the huge trees to the North of their house and the East of The Cottage.

The Morepork or, in Maori, Ruru (big eyes) is a common New Zealand native owl about 29cm long.

I don't have a photo but a splendid one can be seen on the Wingspan website.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a bird that should be in a Terry Pratchett novel. I'm sure if he knew of its existence he'd fit it in somewhere.