I have recently become a member of the Deeside Naturalist Society. This was a good move as the nature reserve is superb, right up close to the estuary.There are 5 hides, all of which are of superb quality with great views out over the estuary.There is also a visitors studies centre. A key is required to enter the site and you must sign in and out. The tide was coming in on my arrival and boy does it come in fast. I went in the west hide first to check it out and it is superb,I could just about fit my 100-400mm Canon lens through the hide window, so photographing things in flight was quite difficult, if it was right in front of you, you were okay.
I then went on the the other 3 hides towards the E-on plant. There were six Little Egrets in the distance, so I waited there for 2 hours to see if they wanted to venture over towards the hide I was sat in, and my luck was in , they did.
A series of Little Egrets - All taken with a Canon 100-400mm lens and a 2x Converter using manual focus, all at the 800mm end.