18th June 2012
So, its unlikely to cheer up any Dutch football fans, but breaking news is that there are 21(!) Baillon's Crakes near Groningen, in the Netherlands. That is basically due east of Norfolk, albeit with a bit of sea in the way. Its probably a good idea to have a listen here (Xeno canto) to prepare yourself just in case of a local influx. If you think that for the past week an annoying kid has been scraping that wooden guiro all night on the marshes nearby - a) you're an idiot, and b) go and check it out, now! And of course if you are currently suppressing one in Norfolk and inexplicably want to tell someone, all emails will be treated with the utmost discretion.