Over the last couple of months I've had the pleasure of photographing the southern-most breeding pair of Beach Stone-curlews and their chick. These birds have taken up residence in the Port Stephens area of NSW.
|Beach Stone-curlew with a Soldier Crab|
During my last visit in June the adults and adolescent were still present. The young bird is almost as big as the adults and appears capable of feeding itself, though I observed one of the adult birds dropping crabs at its feet.
|Soldier Crab Greeting|