I was going to give this post a dreadful cliché as a title but thought better of it . . .
I had another attempt today for Bitterns up at the London Wetland Centre, spending most of my time scanning and re-scanning the edges of the reedbeds but no joy.
Best birds today included a Water Pipit which showed well from the WWF hide, a drake Pintail keenly followed by two females and a calling Water Rail. Category C's were a theme with 3 Egyptian Geese roaming the 'arctic tundra' with Barnacle Geese and Long-tailed Ducks, and a showy Rose-ringed Parakeet. It was pretty pants really . . .