Flurry of wings followed before intruder departed to its own backyard nearby and left junior in relative safety.
Thick-knees are endangered in southern Australia but more than cope against cats, dogs, snakes and other birds here in the north. What's missing here? Foxes. Too simple? Yes, but I'd argue a big factor.
And another thing: Blogger in draft image uploads out today for two hours. Back up, and insert problems worse than ever. Seems odd the generous giant can't get such little things right.
And reply to CygnetBurger: why not right click on the image, save it, resize it to suit and then do whatever you wish with it on Facebook? Willie awaits .
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