Mulambin Mumblings – Cautious Curlews

Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld

One never tires of the coastal drive between Emu Park and Yeppoon. The sea is sparkling and we can see the sandy beaches on Great Keppel Island. Even though it is Sunday, Emu Park is busy and coffee shop patrons are spilling out onto the street chasing the sun.

Capricorn Coast Map
An easy drive from the city of Rockhampton the Capricorn Coast between Yeppoon and Emu Park has everything. Easy living, warm climate and a stunning coastline.

Writing this I am being watched by a curlew and two lizards. In fact, having most of the day to ourselves we sit in the sun and I spend the afternoon sketching a curlew in a variety of poses. They don’t move much during the day and he seems to hold one position for at least a half hour before lazily stretching a wing or a leg. Unlike pelicans who never stop wriggling whilst appearing to be doing nothing. Birdwatching 101!

Curly resting on his knees, he’ll be twice as tall when he eventually stands.

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