The weather and tide were just right. This season so far there have been far too few mornings just like this. I put the kayak in down at the picnic area at Mullens and paddled a little south and then up the creek.
The birds were standing on the sand and among the trees at the roost we call the Airport Roost. There were quite a number of Godwits and a few Whimbrels Curlews and Greenshanks. The ones I was especially pleased to see were good numbers of Grey-tailed Tattlers and Terek Sandpipers. Last year there were very few of them - apparently they were being disturbed too often and were flying off elsewhere. This is the only place on this southern end of the Sandy Strait that I have found Terek Sandpipers. (All photos were taken from the kayak.) My wish is for lots more mornings just like this one!