Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Watery Wednesday: Birds at Musick point

MUSICK POINT beyond Bucklands Beach on the promontory at the end of Tamaki River was a Māori stronghold until 1821, when the Ngapuhi tribe from the North descended upon the district and decimated the local population. The radio station situated on the point is named after pioneer aviator, Captain Edwin C Musick. The point provides spectacular views of the Waitemata Harbour and inner Hauraki Gulf.
Musick Point is one of the few remaining parcels of Crown Land in the Auckland region. As such, the public have the right to free and unfettered access.

In 1942 Musick Point was named after Ed Musick, a famous aviator,who visited NZ in 1937.,

Off the beach is a small rock/island. There were many sea birds. Sorry I can't tell you what they are, I tried to google , but can't find any information.


The JR said...

Must be a good resting place for them.

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Ginny Hartzler said...

I guess this is really a rock, but to the birds, it's an island.

eden said...

Nice shot, Ann. Thank you for sharing info about the place.

Have a great day.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


Water as river or puddle or frost;
Water that’s roaming alone and seems lost;
Water that looks like sharp daggers of ice;
Water that’s frozen as small as white rice;
All of this water, no matter where found
Will one day seep back far, far underground
And surface again for fountain and flush—
Water, ah, water, you make things so lush!

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Roiling River

lina@happy family said...

Birds surely love the place. Thanks for the info :)

Have a great day...