Since that time, there have been increasing, but still infrequent, reports of the bird in several locations, most of them in India.
Here's one of those locations:
This is at a lodge a few kilometers outside Kanha Tiger Reserve, where we spent 2 1/2 days with our dear friends Peter and Kimberly Kaestner. Being in the vicinity, we couldn't help but stop by on the off-chance that this rare bird might be there.
Well, it wasn't.
But we were overjoyed to hear that Peter, who has one of the biggest birdlists in the world, *did* see the bird a few weeks after we left India, at an entirely different location, 65 kilometers SSE of Calcutta. Amazing, but not suprising, if you know Peter.
Here's what the elusive Large-Billed Reed Warbler looks like: