Curlew in the rain

THREATENED SPECIES

A bowling green in the teeming rain is not the first place one would look for the Bush Stone Curlew (Burhinus grallarius). This fellow looks as if he is throwing up his wings in despair, not knowing what he is doing there either. This sums up the uncertainty of where his and other species are heading.

Horsham, Victoria

Nikon D3S, Sigma 300–800mm f/5.6 EX zoom lens at 800mm, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 3200; handheld, braced on structure on the ground 

Status: The Bush Stone Curlew is listed as Endangered in Victoria.

by Lance Peters, South Australia