“It’s been coming between half past five and half past six the last few days.” Excellent – a great bird and an early night. By nine o’clock the advice was “probably between three and five tomorrow morning, but it could come in the next five minutes.” Time to take three-hour shifts so we got at least some sleep. Both awake for three, still nothing doing, and four went past too.
Finally after just short of eleven hours watching it came in. Blakiston’s Fish Owl: what a bird!