Well yesterday i uummed & Ahhed about going for the Red-rumped Swallow at Ferry meadows,but with the overcast weather and lack of photos on the net,i decided (stupidly) that it cant have been showing very well and grey skies really dont make for good flight shots.So when a R-r Swallow was found at Rother valley CP this morning-and with blue skies,i thought AHA,i bet this will be a showy one, ok away we go..........hmmmm well when i arrived the bird was showing very very distantly,no chance of photographing it-it then disappeared for c40 mins........eventually, i picked the bird up behind the crowd, over trees bordering the golf course.......had about 10 secs on the bird before it disappeared,sometimes it feels worse to see a bird so frustratingly than not to see it at all !!! Hung around 30mins-no sign,headed home !!! Meanwhile Ferry Meadows bird showing well and great pics now online !! Bad move Mark...bad move ! Consoled myself with the Railway pit at Hoveringham......VERY heavy rain showers VERY brief sunny intervals,cold and windy-very much like FEBRUARY !! Lots of Hirundines (mainly Swallows,and no,no R-RS) Loads of Swifts,a Buzzard came out to dry off,as did Little Egret....Little Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher and that was your lot !!! Basically DOG SHIT !!!!