Previous signs describing the Coquette Point Foreshore and Wetlands as part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage were vandalised. I hope all people visiting the foreshore area now will learn how special this place is and realise the intrinsic value of 'this home for birds'.
Three generations of the Epong family belonging to the Mandaburra clan, right to left, Henry, Nellie, James and in the front Michael-John were delighted to inspect the new Coquette Point signs, before going for a walk on the foreshore to see which migratory shore birds had arrived.
The wind was blowing very strongly and a sandstorm occurred as we walked around the low side of the rookery.
In the lee of the dune three pelicans and a darter were sheltering from the wind.