I found this summer bird on the 16 of May on the fish ponds and it remained until the next day. Unfortunately it showed up the morning after my friend left, and both days the weather was awful. I was able to get very close and settle down for some sketching. The constant drizzle made painting a little messy and I was never happy with the shape or character of my sketches.
I spent a lot of time sketching the bird but it was constantly feeding. It disappeared both days for a few hours and I couldn't find it on any of the nearby ponds, so I assume it was asleep somewhere quite.