SpotTheStation! Time: Sun Dec 09 6:21 PM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 40 degrees, Appears: W, Disappears: NNE
It was not very dark at this time but it rose from the western as predicted and was bit reddish as compared to the other bright stars visible at that time. It was probably as bright as Venus.
I was not well equipped so just managed to click this quickly moving object at 16X zoom and got the following image. One can notice the wings in it.
Probably next time I will carry a tripod and capture a trail. Even my binocular should be enough to reveal the wings.