A Corn Crake wass reported after mid-day and I was able to go for it. I saw the bird quite well before the rain came on. Then on the drive home I hit a big rut in the roadway that is under construction and flattened my tire. So this will be an expensive outing, but how can a price be put on this mega-rarity ?
Update: On the morning of Thursday November 9 the Corn Crake was found to be deceased.
Steve Walter has some fine photos here: http://stevewalternature.com/