I think the title says it all really, this morning was my first opportunity to get down to Castle Lake since the Bittern was first located on Thursday evening but even though it was seen well out in the open for forty-five minutes again yesterday evening it failed to put in an appearance for me. A female walker close to the waters edge in the south-west corner certainly didn't help my chances.
Please stay away from the waters edge, birds are wild, you can't go up to them and pat them like a dog!!!
There was some compensation however in the shapely form of a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, year tick number 125 and my first here for a few years.
The A1 Flashes held c400 Lapwing, 15 Curlew and another Green Sandpiper.