Beautiful moonlight across the estuary towards Hauturu (little Barrier Island).
Enjoying walks and the wildlife of the Mangawhai estuary.
Dolphins and stingray flow in with the tide. Then at low tide banded dotterel and godwit feed below joined by SIPOs NZ dotterel in breeding plumage.
A reef heron hunts its prey along the edge of one of the channels. Photos to follow...................