On Saturday it was a superb warm morning, with light sea breezes. Walking along the fine sand we were lucky to sight many birds, icluding:
Pacific Gull (adult and juv.)
We watched a seething mass of Stints in the kelp, running forward into the water and then back again. On the way back we were lucky to see a Little Eagle in flight, above the edge of the sand dunes. There was also a Gannet feeding in the surf.
All in all it was a beautiful morning, especially for us land-lubbers. Thank you.
On Sunday it was overcast with a south-west wind. We parked on private property, and then crossed green, grassy horse paddocks to the beach. Singing Honeyeaters were heard.
Birds seen along the beach included:
Gannets (over sea)
White-fronted Chats (5)
Hooded Plover (c.50)
Pacific Golden Plover
Ruddy Turnstone (c.30)
Many thanks to Barbara for conducting the excursion and to the land holder for allowing access.