Ever since I was a small child reading about this place and its birds I've been longing to visit, but somehow never made it. A 5am start and we raced along an empty motorway to this amazing place, Alan had White headed duck on his mind. A bird he has never seen despite his extensive travels. I just wanted to take in the place and get some photos of Purple gallinule. We came across bird filled marshes and one had 105 PG but all were distant. The spectacle however was amazing in some places you didn't know where to look first. Alan did not get his WHD nor me a decent PG shot but we both agreed it was worth the early start and enjoyed our day.