This is strictly a winter beach scene. In summer, the closest birds come to setting foot on the beach is when they swoop down to snatch an errant cheeto. When people give the beach a break, the birds take over. A view of the beach at any given time reveals static groups of birds, seemingly all gulls of the same variety, standing stoically, facing into the wind. Only when you look down at their footprints is it evident that a variety of fowl have been traversing the sand.
I took this picture with my iPhone camera and did not alter it in any way.