So why are we here? Well many reasons really but checking traps, bait stations, counting birds and other bird projects are the important ones. Enjoying a great environment and shared fun also comes pretty high on the list too.
With a particularly high tide our usual slippery muddy walk through the mangroves and estuary edge turned into more of a wade. However the water was not too cold and the chance to get up close with fern bird was another bonus.
Looking back to check that I am still above water.
As the tide recedes we start to dry out and then a shower of rain.