A pair of Bush Stone-curlews have made the village gardens their home and they have raised a chick. I have been trying to photograph the chick for days but it is difficult because the parents protect it very well. These birds are hard to see because their colour blends in with the leaf litter where they spend their time during the day. They are nocturnal birds and they have a high pitched wailing screech at night.
Here they are hiding the chick and it can't be seen.
The next day I was lucky to capture the chick with a zoom lens. Unfortunately walking away from me .
Another evening one walked right up to our front door.
We had to shoo it away.
They stand very still during the day.