The Bush Stone Curlew chick has hatched!

It's unfortunately shot through a fence as they were in the other carpark. I've cropped out the distracting car (and number plate) from the background, but I have no idea how to remove the fence.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 2nd November 2006, This photo: 4:49pm

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  • Clearskies Images said:
    Very cute
  • yewenyi (文意) said:
    perhaps with some wire cutters. Only kidding. It is still a great shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    If it's not hiding under it's mothers wing, I'll try to get around and take a closer shot without the fence in the morning.
  • photo by Alison said:
    wire cutters also came to my mind...

    So, these aren't in a zoo then? real live wild birds?

    I like baby birds! So cute and fluffy! The adults look quite anxious and almost haunted don't they?
  • David de Groot said:
    Must be something about people who hale from Sydney and wire-cutters... :P

    Yep, real wild birds Alison. I've been watching these guys for a few weeks now, saw the egg once, but most of the time it was sat on. I figured it must have hatched about a week ago when I saw the nesting bird had moved, didn't see the chick until today. As for the haunted look, they always look like that - weird birds.
  • Maki_C30D said:
    this is still a wonderful shot even with the wire fence! :)

    (thank you very much for wishing bluehazyjunem well)
  • looby88 said:
    I tried to remove something once with a clone tool or similar, ha ha what a joke, looked like a dogs dinner by the time I had worked on it !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Maria :-)

    Helen, I thought of the clone tool thingy, and the patch tool, but I can only make those work well on uniform backgrounds (e.g. sky). Guess I'll just have to try to get one sans-fence, and hope I don't annoy the parents too much in the process.
  • Margot- said:
    It's so cute and so tiny.
  • borealnz said:
    So cute!!

    Seen in my contacts's photos. (?)
  • a777thunder said:
    How cute is that, Well caught David!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Margot, Jill and Kev :)

    Due to car issues this morning I didn't stop at Ferny Grove Station. However, I might this arvo on the way home and if I'm lucky get a closer shot sans-fence. :)