We dropped lucky, with the bird still being present on the edge of the reedbed, and managed some good, if somewhat distant, views.
The bird stayed on the edge of the reeds for about 15 minutes before flying up into a dead tree, where I got this shot.
It looked as if it would roost there, but a report came through that it had flown off "high to the north". Hopefully, it'll turn up again somewhere in the county. An excellent Year, British and County tick!
Year List update:
120 - Sand Martin (1 on 2nd at Avenue Washlands)
121 - CATTLE EGRET