Although I'd had very brief glimpses of one a couple of years ago at Cley I'd not got any shots so, if it was still there,it was pics I was after.
Set off at 9.30AM armed with maps of the route and got there at 10.30AM despite getting lost again.I think the maps I am using were drawn up at the same time Shakespeare was writing Hamlet.They are that out of date!!!!
Was it still there???? Yes because I heard it as soon as I walked under the bridge and I'd still 100 metres to go.What a song it is.It's worth going for that alone.
So how did I do getting shots.In the morning the bird remained deep in it's favourite reed bed singing it's heart out only showing for a split second in the open a couple of times.The two other photographers gave up and I was left on my own so I decided to head back to the car and have some lunch having not taken one shot.
After lunch I had the place to myself and luckily the bird showed much better and I managed to get a few shots although the reeds in front of me caused a lot of trouble there was always one in the way.I need to be taller or take some stilts with me next time.
A cracking bird with a fabulous song.I'm very glad it waited for me.