This tiny island in the Cooks River is a haven for waterbirds. It's called Fatima Island. A nearby sign says that once there were three tiny islands in this part of the river, where Fatima Island now stands alone. In 1951 hundreds of Catholics made a rosary crusade to the riverbank in homage to the Portuguese pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The island has been called Fatima Island since.
The birds for which it is a haven include pelicans, ibis, common silver gull, little pied cormorant, little black cormorant and the occasional crested tern.