What a difference a few days makes. The first photo was taken on Sunday and the second photo on Wednesday - both looking east from Norman Point in Tin Can Bay.
This next photo was taken just an hour ago this morning. Five minutes after this the rain had set in again.
This photo zooms in on one of the boats out in the bay. My Dad loved all sailing boats. He had vivid memories of traveling on a sailing ship when he was a young boy.
There were numbers of Bar-tailed Godwits feeding out on the flats. All were at slightly different stages of moult into breeding plumage. All were feeding voraciously and hurrying from one suitable feeding spot to another.
This group of Godwits was in the curve of the bay just south from Norman Point this morning. It was raining and I was trying to keep the camera sheltered. Most of the Godwits were sleeping but even then one was still on the look-out for food.