I went out with my friends Sarah and Graham a couple of days ago. They have a big 4 wheel drive vehicle which lets them get into beautiful areas where I cannot usually go. Thanks Sarah and Graham - it was a great trip!
We first took a quick look at Inskip Point. We hoped that we might see some interesting birds that had been brought in by the ex-tropical cyclone. When we got out there it looked like everyone else from around the district had had the same idea - vehicles and people everywhere! There were a few terns roosting on the point but even those were being disturbed!
We stopped and walked around for a while where the track crosses the Creek. The land all around here is very low lying and when the tide is full in it is very swampy.
These are Mangrove Ferns. I have read about them but these were the first ones I have seen. They grow from here through northern Australia and up through parts of SE Asia.
The only bird we saw was this Little Egret which was standing on the edge of one of the swampy ponds.