Flat rock beach is a beach, with some flat rocks. At low tide, it is a great place for shore birds to gather. At high tide, it isn’t.
This is a breeding male Darter (snake-bird) taking a rest out of the water.
This is a Grey-tailed Tattler (first three) and the last is Reef-Heron:
There were dozens of the Pacific Golden Plovers:
The Ruddy Turnstone is similar but with reddish legs and and a dark band across the chest. The darker head and chest is the breeding male:
This photo shows the Turnstone (left) and the Plover together:
This pair of Rainbow Bee-eaters have made a nest in the sand bank on the path down to the beach.
They would gradually scratch the hole deeper and deeper with their claws, throwing the sand back and out as they went. The nest is just to the left of the heads.
The Caspian Terns don’t bother with a nest and brazenly create new Terns, much to the consternation of their mate in front, whose hair really is standing on end”
And finally a pod of dolphins wandered past:
11-17 November 2018