Bush Stone-curlews in western NSW

Subject: Bush Stone-curlews in western NSW
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 09:52:06 +1000

David Geerings posting reminds me of a poor old Bust Stone-curlew that has lived on his/her own on Albert Park Golf Course at Wagga Wagga for at least the past 10 years.  Its call is often heard on the golf course and I have had the pleasure of it walking to within a few feet of me while I have been playing golf.  The golf pro at the course told me its mate was hit and killed by a school kid wielding a stick about a decade ago.

Its mournful cries to others of its species has never received a response.  Wouldn't it be nice to fill the void with a few spares from say the Cairns Cemetery where there is usually in the vicinity of 40 to 50 birds resting among the tombstones waiting for a birdo to come and disturb them.


Jeff Hardy
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Biodiversity Management Unit
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
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