The moral of this story? If you want to see the bird turn up 10 minutes before I do . . . preferably in the company of Tim Hall!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
As if by magic yet another bird I twitched decided to put on a vanishing act. If I missed the Anglesey Black Stork by about 10 minutes this one was even worse. "Any sign of the Aquatic Warbler?" (Note the trepidation in my voice). Yep, it popped out five minutes ago. It's a bit elusive but if you hang around long enough you should see it. An hour and a half later and there was no sign of the little bleeder. Not in the mood for a 'Monty's Marathon' (see 'The Full Monty', Tuesday, June 06, 2006) I shouldered my 'scope and naffed off. Switching on the computer at home I read on Birdguides: Aquatic Warbler, Uskmouth - last seen 1150. I arrived at 1155. Still, I spent a very pleasant hour and a half looking at a nice bush . . .