Trying to get photographs of really rare visitors to our shores can be a real hit and miss affair, do you head of at first light? or before? do you wait to see if it still being reported as there? will it fly before i get there? You go anyway as if you do not you are liable to miss the whole thing. But most of the time you get lucky, settle down with all the hundreds of others hoping for a sight of this MEGA! rarity, in this case i was a Dusky Thrush.
A 03:00 start to get to the location was in order, this ensure arrival was well before dawn, a number of people did the same thing and arranged themselves about the Orchard waiting for dawn. once the location was pegged it was set up and wait, it wasn't to long before, in gloomy light ,the Dusky Thrush appeared in the trees for its breakfast.
A few shots were got before it disappeared for the rest of the morning. I grew cold and bored so, happy with what was got, it was time to get back to the car a warm coffee and the long drive back home totally knackered but happy to get such a rare bird in the bag.