|Immature Pacific Gull|
Also cute were the flock of tiny wading birds which I discovered scurrying in and out of the shallows ahead of the incoming tide, constantly moving, looking for food. Reasonably unconcerned by my presence, they also let me snap away at will. Occasionally, they would fly up as a flock and then quickly settle again a little further along the shoreline, never too far away and always looking to see what the tide had delivered them.
It was not until I took my "catch" home and uploaded it then did a little research that I discovered that I was actually looking at two different species of birds. One - the mottled brown type - was I discovered the Red-necked Stint. The other with the red cap was in fact a Red-capped Plover.
Either way, on this occasion, both species appeared to be foraging happily together in the shallows of the Barwon as they allowed me to take my shots.