Had to jump on the boat returning to the island this morning and so grabbed 2 hours at first light watching the southern beach high tide roost. Above shows the southern beach as dawn began to reveal the day ahead. The line you can see is all rubbish that is being constantly washed ashore from the the monsoon north east winds and in the distance the islands.
The southern beach does not get that many medium to large sized waders but it is a favourite of the Sandplovers. Malaysian Plovers like to hang out here as well (photo above).
There were a few KP's present, as well as the usual Lesser Sandplovers and Terek Sandpipers, a few Greater Sandplovers were present which one was already starting to show a hint of summer plumage. A single Grey tailed Tattler was present, tending to keep its distance amongst the Tereks and Lesser Sandplovers. Before I knew it that time was upon me and I had to head back, get my kit bag and board the delivery boat back to the island.
The marine department have placed a red flag out which is warning of rough sea state and that they advise not to sail but if you do, then you do so at your own risk and that they will not attend to rescue you if you run in to trouble.