Rumour from the locals say this is a bird that has been lingering for six days from the group of four that arrived on 31st August
Yes they do. I'm not counting it. I was aware there were four on 31st August but there was no news since except a report of no Black Terns there the day before (later corrected). So some justification of a new bird and some of a SFYT. However, its not going on. DOM who saw it with me and had no knowledge of the four - could count it!
"Any local birder with half a brain would have been at Stewartby in that weather!"I'm so glad that I continue to deny being a birder, which I think means I can't be lumped in with the half-wits :-)
I had the same idea but decided that somebody must be at stewartby already given the weather so went to grovebury where i thought I would be alone.