Couldn't resist having a go for this Siberian mega! Only 5th record for the UK and only 2nd for Norfolk - the previous in 2014 didn't hang around long enough for me to try. Anyhow, my effort paid off with a lovely look at this very rare bird at Titchwell RSPB on Freshwater Marsh. It took a little while to connect as it was tucked in the middle of 100's of Red Knot. Luckily, they decided to shuffle around a bit and the Great Knot then really stood out. 47 species recorded on this flying visit.
Silly o'clock and a drive to Summerset + a 2 1/2 hour watch at Ham Wall RSPB Reserve produced good looks at my first British P ied-billed Grebe. We turned up just after eight and just in time to miss this North American mega by minutes! Little Grebes kept us on our toes but we had to wait it out until about 10:40 am when it appeared from the corner where it had disappeared. There was a nice crowd here, all remaining hopeful and humorous during this very cold vigil. This little beauty made a b-line to open water, affording all great views. Bonus bird at this site was a Great White Egret .