This post is linked to the new meme of NatureFootstep Waters.
Crab Creek is at the southern end of Tin Can Bay. Dense mangroves line both sides of the creek. Behind the mangroves on the southern side of the creek is a large area of open shallow water and sandbars which the shorebirds use as a roost site. There are four entrances from the creek. The first entrance is immediately opposite the boat ramp and is used as an anchoring area for boats. All photos enlarge when clicked on.
The other entrances are well-hidden narrow passages and give no idea of the extent of the waterways and sandbars in the area. (This photo is also taken looking out toward the creek.)
The main area of water stretches for quite a distance behind the sheltering mangroves.
There are other more shallow areas that end in thick grasses and sedges right under the taller trees.
Even without seeing shorebirds, it is a beautiful place to kayak.
I will post tomorrow about some of the shorebirds I counted at this roost the other day.