Curlew Chicks

We have a good population of Curlew birds on the island and they often take refuge around High-Water, especially around the hedges.  

The chicks have a defence mechanism of dropping to the ground and freezing while the parents run around trying to cause a distraction.  The parents in this case just wandered off seemingly unconcerned about my presence.

The chicks don’t always make it to adulthood due to the local cat population and their ignorant owners who let them roam free destroying the native wildlife.

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