Desperation says go back to where you are comfortable.
Pauatahanui rewarded me with an amazing variety of bird life. It began with the screeching of a flock of spur-winged plovers who never go anywhere quietly.
They led me to a corner of the inlet that was just jaw-dropping. On a sandbank there were pied stilts, plovers, mallard ducks and white-faced herons all in numbers I have never seen before.
As always, the plovers were skittish, and though I tried very hard to sneak up on them they took off and left the herons wondering what was going on. Pure bird magic n my eyes.
Later in the day, I was in the Eastern bays where the tanker “World Navigator” was adding a splash of colour to the evening.
As the light of the day faded, a flock of little black shags flew across my view into the sunset.
So ended another day.