A report of a Black Stork near Weedon, Northants (Lifer), had me walking the infant River Nene first thing this morning, in an almost comatose state due to no sleep in the last 24hrs. A couple of birders informed me that they had accidently "flushed" the bird when they walked along the path and it had flown east. An hour spent searching soon had the Stork in the bag as a distant flight shot, soon to be mobbed by Corvids and disappear further east. A long search with many others proved fruitless, so I decided to scan the valley from an elevated position. Birders were spreading out over the search area and it was not long before the Stork was re-located on private land near Flore. The landowner granted limited access for a small number and I am very appreciative of a phone call from Bob H informing me of this. Arriving at the access gate, I was just in time to gain access and a group of about 20 quietly approached the River Nene. The Stork was located in the river but obscured by reeds. Soon, it took flight allowing a few "grab" shots which looked good on the camera, but of course were poor record shots when on the computer! Still it was a good bird to see and the company was good! Now, where's my bed?!