Luckily I decided against adding to my increasing bulk with more of the village halls charitable offerings (ridiculously priced at £1.50 a roll) and waited. This was not such a bad little spot for a council estate.
The sparrow duly reappeared and we all had our fill as it picked out the most annoying twigs and branches to hide behind.
Satiated with sparrow paella. We headed further in land for further off course visitor. Once there it didn't take long to pick out the rather attractive bird in the throng of Chaffinch and Reed Bunting. It didn't come too close, but you can't have everything;Crossbills (tick).
Later a trio of Bewick (in with a large number of Mute and brace of Whooper); a controversial Ferruginous Duck (not for me, I'll tick anything); Marsh Tit calling, and a female Brambling (tick, tick, tick, tick)
Probably the best of the day though: Hawfinch. My first and rather special. So another round of thanks to the lads for making that possible.