Whilst at Fishmoor Res this evening (2ad Med Gull roosted), I received a second hand report of a Spotted Crake seen at Marshside RSPB today (18th) and have spent this evening chasing up the record. The bird was found by Simon Paul to the left of Sandgrounders Hide, in Simon's words, "Where the Water Rail is often seen". Seen at 15:30, for two minutes.
As you can see Simon obtained an excellent photo of it. What a good find. Well done Simon.