So there we are traveling from Essex to Devon, three and a half hours to get there and still no news on whether it was showing. As we started to walk around Exminster Marshes Dave B's pager comes to life saying it was there. It showed really well with great scope views, eating berries and flying down to a ditch to have a drink and carrying on feeding, such a cracking looking bird. This was no tick and run..............we watched it for over an hour and then carried on a circuit around the reserve.
I made a big mistake and left my Digi Scope set up in the car (DOH)
Then on to Labrador Bay to see Cirl Bunting and from the car park we watched a male on the Bramble and counted sixteen while we were there and a Great Northern Diver off shore.
Then we all made a quick stop to Budliegh Salterton to see the Glossy Ibis just before dark
Other birds seen were 2 Peregrine,10 Buzzard,Black tailed godwit,Brent Geese and thanks to Db,Jono and Nick for a great days birding....