I had a 7am to 3.30pm shift today. I have made a decision to finish working at Woolies at the end of the month. I will be heading back to Adelaide mid November for my Niece’s 18th birthday and spending a few days there, and then returning again at the start of December. I am switching from a part time contract to a casual but will only get shifts if I ring up and request them. So that sounds like a good arrangement. It keeps the door open but at this stage the 29th October will be my last shift.
After work I headed to the computer shop and dropped off my laptop for them to have a look at and should be able to pick it up tomorrow, yay.
Very sadly today the Curlews turned up to be fed and there was only one little baby curlew We are not sure what has happened but one of the babies didn’t make it and I feel so sad about it. Poor little thing. The parents are naturally on edge and super defensive of the remaining baby. I hope this one survives. The Plovers are real bullies and run at the Curlews so they can steal their food. Apparently they have a sharp spur on their wing. This photo shows the parents protecting the remaining baby. They hiss and scream as well as taking this stance. It was pretty cute that the baby joined in too, it looked very funny but I didn’t manage to get a photo of the baby doing it. I suspect it was a Kite that took the other baby, but we have also seen a feral cat in the park once too. Who knows.
Strangely there are many Curlews around the park but the pair near us are the only ones that have had any babies so far. We haven’t seen any other baby Curlews around the park, not sure why. I hope there are more to come.