However, even without the birds up close you just have to feel great with mornings that look like this:
The Crab Creek area. Mangroves line the creek and there are almost hidden channels that lead back behind the mangroves into very shallow open water.
The Mullens area. This is a large open bay with very shallow water. At low tide it is dry from one side to the other. This morning the water was no more than knee deep in most places.
Both these areas are important high tide roosts for the shorebirds. This morning I saw Bar-tailed Godwits, Eastern Curlews, Whimbrels, Great Knots, Common Greenshanks, Lesser Sand Plovers, Red-necked Stints, Grey-tailed Tattlers, Terek Sandpipers, Pied Oystercatchers, Red-capped Plovers, and Gull-billed Terns.