These boats have been sitting here for months. I have seen the one with the mast and sails move out every now and again but not the other one. When the tide goes out they are resting on the sand.
This is not where I expect to see fishermen. When I first saw them they were out beyond the mangroves and in waist deep water. As they came in past me I asked if they had caught anything and they said they had.
These birds were strung out along the sand at the Airport Roost.
At first I thought they were all Godwits but when I zoomed in on them I saw Great Knots, Grey-tailed Tattlers, Pacific Golden Plovers and one or two Eastern Curlews.
I heard these Greenshanks long before I saw them. By that time they had moved out to one end of the main flock.
These Pacific Golden Plovers had been walking along the sand to the rear of the other birds but then they moved over the back of the sand spit and into the lagoon behind. The water was not very deep in there as the tide that morning was not very high.