30/05/2015 Titchfield Nature Reserve, Hants

Greater-yellow Legs: I seem to be getting slower and slower off the mark when it comes to twitching, this bird has been on the south coast for ages now and I don't make the trip until now!

Gary and I left Manchester for about 4am and arrived in good time at Titchfield, not knowing that the reserve doesn't open until 9.30am on the dot, leaving us to explore some of the public paths.

The tide was in when we arrived and we thought that we might have to wait for the bird to follow the tide out and come onto the muddy banks of the reserve for around 2pm.

However we struck lucky!

As soon as we entered the furthermost hide the bird was happily feeding right in front of us. the bird lingered for about 25 minutes before flying out of sight.

The one thing I noticed about Titchfield is the abundance of Cetti's Warbler, they seemed to be all over the place.