Uncommonly early access to coastal wetlands, fast drying out given the failed wet season, means more time with my Mangrove Robins (Peneonanthe pulverulenta) at the end of Orient Road, southeast of Ingham, this year.
Seems almost certain at least three pairs are breeding along a 500-metre stretch of winding and now stagnating tidal creek.
Two nests found, one of those occupied by birds used to me being close to them when nesting.
All doing well, apart from prey in the area, which is going down fast.
Only time will tell how all living things fare later this El Nino year.