1998 CUMBRIA Sandscale Haws Nature Reserve, first-winter of indeterminate race, 23-27 October (Rare Birds 4: 41-44; Birding World 10: 463-466; British Birds 93: 442-445)
I saw this bird.
Another has turned up at Minsmere, Suffolk. At the moment it stands as a bird of the nominate western race Porphyrio. If it stays...in more ways than one, I'll have a ride down tomorrow for an "insurance tick". Have to say though it doesn't get the blood flowing...like a few others this year, unfortunately.
At least we had the bone fide BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO.