Too late to do anything about it yesterday so I just hoped that it would still be there today and another text from Mark at 6.50am this morning confirmed that it was still there,woohoo !!
I'd got up early in anticipation and by 7.00 o'clock I was out of the house and on my way,I arrived at about 7.45am and the sun was just coming up over the wood behind the marsh,not such a long walk this time as was the case for the American sandpipers earlier in the Autumn and within minutes I was on the bird,what a little gem !!
Mark was there as were,Dave Pritchard,Peter and Simon Murray,Bev,Phil Hill and Rob Gaze and a couple of other birders I didn't know.
I managed to get the camera on the bird although it didn't come quite as close as I would have hoped,still I managed to get a few reasonable record shots.
Alex,Mike,Phil and Judd rolled up as did "Tiger" a few minutes later and some birders from the Midlands also arrived all enjoying great views,the "Maestegi" also rolled up and Barry,Wendell and Brian Thomas joined us with the sun shining down on a beautiful day.
I had other stuff to do at home and decided to call it a day at about 10.30am,although I could have easily spent the whole day there trying to that "one special shot".
Just as I was getting in the Jeep "The Wader" arrived and I'm sure that he will have got that one shot that I wished I'd had time to get.
Still,can't complain it's not every week that you get the chance to photograph a "MEGA" within a 45min drive.