A few mornings ago I walked along our beach, through the rocky headland onto the neighbouring beach at Meringo. I wanted to visit Meringo ICOLL with early morning light illuminating the varied birds who gather there. I found a way to penetrate the bushland and made my way towards the end of the lagoon, where a family of Red-capped Plover was playing chasings. The adults and young seemed to take turns rushing at each other and dashing away, no doubt important training for the youngsters. I was so intrigued I failed to notice a group of swans swimming back from the end of the lagoon on a trajectory right past me. Too late I saw them and aimed the camera … it was a great shot of the tail end of one bird taking off and the head of the next bird … they wanted to keep a good distance from me. I stayed on the northern shore and all the swans, ducks, cormorants, and pelicans swam determinedly for the southern shore! I sat very still, under cover, but nothing changed. So here are a few photos, it was not quite a wipeout!