Shorebirds roost just south of the point when there is too much disturbance or the tide is too high. There were well over 100 Bar-tailed Godwits roosting there - sleeping, eating, and moving slightly as the tide got higher.
Tin Can Bay stretches from Norman Point in the north to Crab Creek in the south. At high tide it is beautiful everywhere! Looking north toward Norman Point there are more boats at anchor.
There are small boats tucked away in lots of places.
There are few places for shorebirds to roost on this southern end. However, there are lots of plantings of native trees and shrubs that attract the bush birds. Because it was still early there were lots of bush birds still preening and getting ready for the day. They sat on branches, and every now and again flew off after food. Although they are honeyeaters, many of them seemed to be catching insects. There were plenty of these around - especially the small biting ones! - and I had forgotten to put on insect repellent! Brown Honeyeaters, and Mangrove Honeyeaters were the most numerous. This Brown Honeyeater was making a thorough job of the morning preen.
This Mangrove Honeyeater was down on the ground on the root of a Grey Mangrove tree.
This Brush Wattlebird was dark against the light.