I was out at Inskip Point the other day at high tide. It wasn't the highest tide of the cycle and I was interested to see that a small part of the sand island out from the point was out of the water.
I could see some of the larger waders and terns clustered out on the island, but since there was a large flock of small waders and terns right on the point there could not have been much room out there. There wasn't much room on the Point either as there were vehicles driving to the end of the Point to catch the barge to Fraser Island as well as several car-loads of people fishing.
The flock of small waders was made up of Red-capped Plovers and Red-necked Stints. Most of the Stints were showing some signs of breeding plumage. My birding books say that the amount of rufous color varies greatly with some showing very little but all getting a necklace of dark streaks across the lower breast. To see photos of non-breeding birds refer to my post of January 14
There were also a number of Little Terns roosting with the small waders. These look so very small but their wings certainly are not! Some of them were in breeding plumage and some in non-breeding. I am not sure if these non-breeding birds were from the northern hemisphere flock or from the birds that breed down in south-eastern and southern Australia and then come northwards for the winter. The bill in breeding birds is yellow with a black tip.