High tide coincided with dawn this morning so I went out to Turf which is where the Exeter Ship Canal spills in to the River Exe Estuary. I arrived before dawn to get in to position before the tide turned so that I could get in to position before sunrise and not disturb the resting and roosting birds. It worked really well except that the height of the tide had already risen to cover the hole I was going to conceal myself in. I managed to hide myself under my camo stuff though and as the dawn arrived and it got lighter and lighter, I could see that there was a Grey Plover perched on one of the few nearby posts which was just clear of the water. During the next hour or so, as it got brighter, I took lots of photos and in the end finished up with some half decent shots but there is so much more that I could acheive here if I just all came together and I am sure with a bit more effort, it will.
This is obviously a different bird, probably a juvenile. I had some good opportunities to photograph the roosting Dunlin and I really like this picture