We all arrived at Miranda and, as it was high tide on the Firth of Thames we went straight to the Miranda Shorebird Centre's hide at the edge of the intertidal area. This is the time when the shorebirds feed and rest nearest to the shore and where they can best be observed. Having said that they were still a fair distance away and despite the 20x zoom (equivalent to a 660mm lens) on my camera the results leave a lot to be desired.
|Oystercatchers and Godwits resting|
|Wrybill and feeding Pied Stilt|
|Pied Stilt and Welcome Swallows|
|Welcome Swallow in flight - I've tried for 6 years to capture Swallows in flight|
|Wrybills in flight|
|Resting Godwits (note one to right of centre front in rufous phase|
|Godwits (note one to left of centre front in rufous phase) and a few gulls (taken through a telescope)|