Bush Stone-curlew

A large bird that has adapted well to parks and acreage.  Sits or stands motionless for a good part of the day and is active through the late afternoon, night and early morning.  Marvellously camouflaged, they easily avoid detection, even at close range.  Some birds can become amazingly tame and will readily come into close contact with humans.  They are the source of loud, eery and mournful choruses at night.

Bush Stone-curlew

Bush Stone-curlew

Dry times has a bunch of these guys hanging about the house. I’ve got lots of photos of ’em already but can’t resist the opportunity to take more. Nikon D7200, Nikkor 300mm f4, 1/800 sec, f-8, ISO-1000

Photographer: Don Caswell

Photographer: Don Caswell

Our garden hosts several pairs that are tame and make photography a simple affair.

Camera Nikon D7200, lens Nikkor 300mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO-200, handheld

Photographer: Don Caswell

Photographer: Don Caswell

Sunset had this Bush Stone-curlew waking up from a day-long snooze.

Camera Nikon D7200, lens Nikkor 300mm, f/7.1, 1/160 sec, ISO-500, handheld

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