I was out at Inskip Point this afternoon around low tide - approx. 2p.m. There were huge numbers of Terns roosting out on the sand bank. I saw 3 major parts to the roosting flock. I only got one wide view photo of one of these - the first photo. The second photo shows a closer view of a second part of the flock, and the last photo was taken when part of the flock flew then landed again close by. I estimated that several thousand birds were there. The major part of any flock of terns can only be counted late in the afternoon and into the early evening when most birds fly in from where they have been feeding out at sea - so there would be many more coming in tonight. There were Crested Terns, Common Terns, Little Terns, and White-winged Black Terns in the flock. Some of these Terns will possibly stay here for the summer but most will migrate further south.
All photos can be clicked on to enlarge.