While eating cereal on the back veranda at the Little Darwin ranch early in the morning a variety of bird calls can be heard , the resident Curlew family position to be fed , a mosquito or two is swatted and now wasps are out and about looking for odd items to cement into a nest , one being a piece of quartz, below , picked up on the beach and placed with seashells and odds and ends on a side table. Care has to be taken entering the den as another wasp is building a nest on the step .
A few days ago , shortly after 5am , a fluttering , black ball suddenly landed on the veranda - a Scrub Turkey chick , which bounced up against its reflection in the kitchen glass door, continued along the way chased by a hissing adult Curlew , had another peek at itself in the den glass door, then flew over the fence . The Curlew family is shown below with early morning sun shining through the fence palings onto them.
One of the Curlew chicks was snapped , below , having a splash and several sips in a baking dish.