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This is the time when the southerners migrate north in mixed flocks of caravans and Kombis to get a taste of the tropics. You can spot them in town. They're the ones wearing shorts, t-shirts and startled expressions as they discover that even though we're 850 kilometres north of the Tropic of Capricorn it can be quite cool half way up a mountain range. Those bush stone-curlews that don't move when they see you — they're not relying on camouflage. They're frozen to the spot.