|Spotted Sandpiper photographed in Costa Rica|
I did meet a few local birders who could not understand why the bird was not showing. I tried looking at two recommended positions but still not there. I did amuse myself trying to photograph a Grey Wagtail and watched a Water Rail hurry across a ditch. Amongst the hundreds of Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Pochard and Gadwall I did find a female Goosander.
|My friendly Grey Wagtail|
Just as I was packing up to leave a friendly birder informed me my target species had been a Blagdon Lake (just a couple of miles down the road) for most of the day but had just flown off. Serves me right I suppose. Some birds you are just not meant to see.