We got there... it was very dull, . the sun was nowhere to be seen, then it started to rain .. hey ho... decided to call it a day and headed back after a visit to a couple of camera shots.
Pete was surfing on his phone (in this event I was tooooo critical) - and discovered there were Waxwings not far from where we had parked the car when we left on the train.
So the day got better as I managed to get some record shots of said Waxwings (hadn't got the dSLR so used the bridge camera - hence records shots only) ..
so all's well that ends well...