At first and for most of the time it was quite distant, occasionally flushing with the other waders then returning to the same spot (it liked frequenting the fringes of the nearest island.
Eventually it came as close as possible given the location of the hide and it was then I was able to get my best shots.
It really is a spectacle at this time of year and I saw 13 species of wader last night.
the sun was setting and the light was fantastic for photography.
If only the hides were a little closer.