Then a small miracle occured. Someone found the ATLAS FLY. We all hurried round to the other side and there were the two birders looking up into a tree. Within moments, we were watching the putative Atlas Fly, flitting through the trees. Like no other Pied Fly that we had seen, it certainly was a striking bird. It was on show for about ten minutes, showing well at times, but it just kept moving through the trees pursued by the small crowd and it was eventually lost.
A possible tick snatched from the jaws of dipdom!
Watching the Flycatcher
The Whale bone bridge
PJ on a nest
An elusive Tawny Owl by PJ
CJW makes sure the Flycatcher isn't disturbed by photographers
And finally - We returned in the afternoon for seconds, and had good views again. Despite trying our hardest, PJ was the only one who managed a photo of the fly