Night-time visits by Masked Lapwings

To: "fathom" <>, "Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Night-time visits by Masked Lapwings
From: "Jon Wren" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 21:18:39 +1000
Gooday all,
From my experience at Pring a QR Railway Depot to the North of Bowen Qld. that has continually lit yards at night the following has resulted.
Laughing and Blue winged Kookaburras are observed most nights of the year feeding on moths, frogs etc.
Masked Lapwing are present and proving to be just as aggressive during the night as they are in the daylight.
Nankeen Kestrels hawk for flying insects around the Diesel and wagon Sheds.
Owls and Frogmouths are sighted along the roadway to Pring but never near any lights or signal lights. 
With the lights attracting a food source particular species are maximising their intake during nocturnal hours. Survival of the fittest and best adapted to the ever changing environment that we all live in.
Apart from the birdlife we also have rabbits, foxes. roos and wallabies.
Jon Wren
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