The next four hours went past in a blur and before I knew it my dad was back ready to carry on. I took the opportunity and thought that the Glaucous Gull would be my best shot. After instantly dipping on that I had something to eat and was on my way back to the Phalarope. This time I was hoping to capture the bird in the evening light.
By the end of the day I had probably explained to a thousand locals about every single feature of the bird to the response "aaaawwwwwwhhh poor birdy" and one person who was outraged that we were "photographing the children". All in all the bird peformed amazingly and I was happy to see it as well as photograph it.