Bush Stone-curlew - cnr Boundary Rd/Beacon Crt, Toowoomba

Same rules apply as for the "250 in 2006" Challenge. Seems 250's no pushover locally, especially in a drought! Nevertheless, 250's achievable and will continue to remain our annual target. Report sightings ASAP for everyone's benefit.

And from now on we'll just refer to it as "The Challenge".

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Michael Wood
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Bush Stone-curlew - cnr Boundary Rd/Beacon Crt, Toowoomba

Post by Michael Wood » Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:12 pm

Dropped in to see whether the local Bush Stone-curlew was at its usual local spot and there it was, a single bird. It was standing in the shade beneath a fruit tree at the house on the corner.
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re: Bush Stone-curlew at Boundary Road

Post by Bill Jolly » Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:38 pm

That's great news Michael!

I've been watching and photographing that bird pretty regularly for several years now, but I thought we'd finally lost it. I used to find it there probably one out of two visits, at something like monthly intervals, but I haven't seen it at any of its usual hangouts on about the last seven or eight visits.

I don't know where it's been hiding - but I'm delighted to learn that it's back!

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Stone-curlew movements

Post by Michael Wood » Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:05 pm

Yes Bill, it's always nice to know that these birds are still around, for, as everyone no doubt knows, they get knocked around a lot. I suspect that this bird went missing over the spring and summer months possibly looking for a mate, maybe even finding one and possibly even nesting -I think they normally stick together when paired, though. Down south they do this every breeding season; they have one location for the non-breeding season and another for the breeding season, the birds being very loyal to these sites -there are exceptions, of-course.
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Bush Stone-Curlew

Post by Mick Atzeni » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:17 pm

Still there in the usual spot this morning.

Never tire of seeing this particular bird given I've only seen one other locally. That was several years ago along the Old Goombungee Rd on the outskirts of Harlaxton. I think it only hung around for about a week.
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