I came close last weekend and did actually get to hear one pink pinking away, having followed a lead from another birder, but no sightings this time...
There were numerous other lovely species around. I had a great view of a peregrine falcon flying low over the heads of an elderly couple, walking in front of me clutching their bins - they were oblivious. Also great white egrets, goosanders, kingfisher, winter ducks to name a few.
I did manage to get quite a decent long distance shot of a water rail. The reported short-eared owl was nowhere to be seen. I did see a Siberian chiff-chaff for the first time, however I must admit that I did not realize that it was one until the same friendly birder above told me so - I had a blurred photo to confirm its ID too.
|Reed bunting female|