With a large number of these scarce UK birds in the country at the moment I wanted to try get some decent shots of them, my only other attempt at them was back in 2005 in Mallorca. There are plenty reported around the coast locally so I set out to try and find some. I came across four of them feeding on the last bit of sand as the tide was coming in and the results were better than I expected, even the sun shone for a time. Fortunately I had managed to get a good number of shots before the obligatory dog walker threw a ball into the sea and frightened them away, she then claimed she hadn't seen me lying on the concrete.... unbelievable! Still, it could have been worse, she could have turned up 45 minutes earlier.