However, the 17th century St Andrews church in Walberswick really is an impressive building and was worth a wander round.
During this time, I kept updating my Birdguides account and checking Twitter reporting regular sightings during the afternoon when around 4.30pm I caved in and headed round to the reserve.
There were plenty of birders there, and heading to a suitable vantage point, I immediately connected with the bird as it scampered across the back of the pool behind the South Hide and out of view.
A wait of around 20 minutes and it was then seen much closer in allowing a couple of panicked photos. A really surreal moment, and funny how my luck swung round this time.
Quite an eventful day ended at the excellent Eels Foot where a Barn Owl hunted in fields behind the pub.