Kyabram Free Press

Big runway for first flight

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They have certainly settled in a suitable place to make a quick take-off.

For the second year running, two spurwinged plovers have made their nest in the vast concrete expanses at the Tocumwal Aerodrome.

The plovers were given their space despite the inconvenie­nce they were causing for refuelling operations at the aerodrome.

Relocation of the eggs was ruled out because it usually ends in the plovers abandoning them.

Since this photo was taken, four chicks have hatched and are waiting to take flight, although they are mainly a ground-dwelling bird species.

 ??  ?? Keeping watch: Plovers nested next to the refuelling site at Tocumwal Aerodrome.
Keeping watch: Plovers nested next to the refuelling site at Tocumwal Aerodrome.

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