Avocets from Gordon's Hide

With the creation of new shallow scrapes and the installation of Gordon's Hide at the reserve, you can now enjoy avocets 'up close' just five minutes from the car park. I took this picture through the back of my binoculars propped-up on the hide shelf - who needs £1,000 of camera equipment? Why not come and have a go yourself and enter the 'Big Picture' photo competition www.rspb.org.uk/futurescapes/greaterthames, the closing date is April 22nd.