PIP chick fledged at Mackay school Nov 2012

A pair of PIPs have just raised their chick at Glenella State School in Mackay. The photo above was taken on 8 November. The chick left the nest about a week later. These PIPs built their nest surprisingly close to classrooms and play areas. The nest was located near the centre of the photo below.

Many thanks to Maree for nest reports and photos and for guiding the school class on their first PIP watching experience. So far this is the only nest report from Mackay but hopefully Maree and the children will spot more PIP nests.