Australia Photo ~
Bush Stone Curlews, Queensland, Australia
If you hear a mournful wailing sound in the night, these are the birds responsible for the eerie call.
Curlews are nocturnal ground feeding birds, which during the day shelter where their plummage will best camouflage them.
This family of birds have taken to resting in the grass just outside our office gate, on the South Moreton Bay Islands.
In some areas of Australia they have become extinct, as urbanization has taken over their feeding ground.
Various mythological tales are associated with their night cry ~
Have you heard it?