As more people turned up disaster struck as a white terrier ran through the whole flock flushing them. Seeing an angry group of birders standing less that 100 m in front of him the owners did the sensible thing and put fido back on a lead.
Luckily the waders came in and settled again . This time even closer. After an hour or so and with time pressing we left to carry out Fred's ecological survey and set off for the long journey home.
I didn't take the camera as I knew photography would be difficult but managed a few shots with the Kowa iPhone adaptor that fits the Swarovski scope. All in all a successful day despite the less than perfect start.