The colourful Magnet Island Curlew colony has seen the sudden reappearance of Bluey , so named because he has a blue band about a leg . He has joined Yellow Baby , right , who sports a yellow band plus a dash of dark green , like the flag or armband of some Banana Republic, yet is nevertheless still known as Yellow Baby instead of El Supremo .
Wearing an identification band indicates the bird was probably saved from a near death or dangerous situation as a chick by a carer, of which there are a devoted number on the island .
Another banded Curlew , left, is Whitey. In the case of Bluey , he had gone missing a long time ago , so his return is a matter of rejoicing by Bev, from the Man Friday Mexican restaurant, who feared the worst.
Other Curlews on the island are known to be sitting on eggs while some are showing signs of going broody . A Coucal was seen passing through the backyard bringing back memories of cheese loving Dracula , who also suddenly disappeared . Bev and the Queen of the Jungle had looked after Dracula from when he was young .
Dracula soaking up the sun before he went missing .