Within an hour we found the right spot (thankfully...) We then joined the huge amount of assembled birders looking into a field, we were more or less straight onto this incredibly rare bird but views weren't to good as we could only just see its head. We moved to the other end of field where we saw this great bird much better, fantastic scope views were obtained. I think the bird has been aged as a first winter male. After a little while the bird moved more over to the spot where we were at first so we moved back and got slightly closer. It was very nice to get a little closer to such a superb bird. I am incredibly pleased to see this fantastic bird. Here is a couple of record shots.
A truly great bird! Afterwards we had a little walk around Thornwick Pool but sadly that didn't produce much other than a Mallard!