Sunday, June 25, 2017


The night after  our  resident  Curlews hatched two more  chicks  there was a noisy commotion  and  an accursed  black cat was seen running off   with one , the parents   shrieking and wailing.  The  surviving bird  is  seen  here  peeping  out from its  highly protective mother . A  Curlew of another   kind-the Curlew Café-also disappeared  , the owners  doing  what could be  termed a  moonlight  flit , which is  a shame because they tried  to make  it  fly as a  business , but it was not to be . In further  bad  news for Curlews  and  other  fauna it seems  Magnetic Island  no longer has  a   dog /cat catcher .