As I walked out onto the sand at the point I saw a group of pelicans and Terns right out on the end.
I looked over towards the sand island to see if there were large numbers of birds over there but again I saw mainly Pelicans at one end.
A little later I looked over again and there was another large group of Pelicans. From this view I could also see brown lines beside the Pelicans - shorebirds which were too far away for ID. (Click on photos to enlarge to see details.)
The Terns out at the end of the point were mainly Crested Terns looking rather scruffy in their non-breeding plumage. In this photo there is one Gull-billed Tern on the left and a Silver Gull in the rear at the right.
As well as the Crested Terns this photo has a Caspian Tern in the center (with the red bill) some Pied Cormorants, and more Silver Gulls. The Gull on the left next to the Cormorant is a juvenile still showing brown flecks on the plumage.
Suddenly all the Terns took flight - then slowly settled down again. At first I thought they had been frightened by the sail boat which was beginning to move from where it had anchored over-night.
However, when I looked further to the left I saw that the Pelicans had been disturbed by the rising tide.
They had decided to move out to the little sand island where the Terns had been roosting. A bird of this size coming in to share your space means you must move!
Eventually the pelicans occupied all of one end of the little island.