As you can see there were tens of avocet there as well. During the couple of hours we were there the knot hardly moved. I tried photographs at speeds between 2 seconds and 1/1000sec. but with poor light & little movement I did not get the photograph I was looking for - where was the marsh harrier when I wanted one!
There were also tens of black tailed godwit:
but they were equally unexciting. On our long walk back to the car we saw a barn owl out hunting and it landed on a distant post: