I played on the beach for hours yesterday with my granddaughter. The little stream of water still flowing from the lagoon to the ocean was a constant source of delight. Watching us, a white-faced heron gradually moved closer and closer, intent on her own fishing business.
Fishing was good …. tide was low, she was no doubt eating the little fish who were trying to enter the lagoon while it was open. Small fry swim upstream to grow fat in the safe lagoon, before going out to sea to mate when they are mature. However nature supplies plenty of little fish, knowing they all have their purpose! We were busy with very serious water play, in the stream. The bird appears in this photo too, a tiny mark just above Eddy’s elbow, on the distant rock.