The shore birds (gulls, sandpipers, terns, etc.) in the area were probably the most animated. They would run the shoreline in search of food as if they were in a race, trying to beat each other to the prey. Some would allow me to get really close to them while other would quickly run off, not remembering they could easily fly away. Some would stop, stretch out their necks and bob their heads in an effort to intimidate me.