The bird was firstly spotted on 27th August 2013 by birders and disappeared thereafter. On the 1st September 2013 it was again spotted at Leeuwpan, a dam adjacent to Barberspan Dam. Later during the week; it was again spotted on the 4th September 2013 by rangers in the park.
After failed attempts to spot the bird on the above stated dates; I was back again at Barberspan on the 7th September 2013 for my final attempt. This time I was lucky.
Curlew walking about in mud along the shore of the dam
Curlew running before take-off
Curlew running with flapping wings before take-off
Curlew probing deeply in the mud with its very long decurved bill
Blacksmith Lapwing mobbing the Curlew