At last the sun has made an appearance and the skies are blue, for how long I don't know but I'll take advantage of it while I can.
Shoreham beach on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is an area I have not visited for a while and I was pleased that I went there. On arrival I was greeted by Rainbow and Musk Lorikeets feeding in the flowering gums, but it was on the exposed reef that proved most fruitful.
Some shorebirds have decided to spend their winter here and were not annoyed by my presence. About 10 Ruddy Turnstones, 2 Red-capped Plovers, 6 Double-banded Plovers and 4 Red-necked Stints were quite happily enjoying the sunshine and feeding on the exposed low tide reef.