Taken with my Canon 500mm lens with 1.4 converter, ISO500 f8 @ 1/1250sec.
Taken with the same kit f8 @ 1/2000sec. - both shots overexposed by one stop to compensate for the back lighting.
When Richard returned he mentioned that in front of the Webley Hotel there was a group of 5 knot and one curlew sandpiper:
Again same kit f8 @ 1/1600sec.