Thursday, 13 September 2012

Water rail

There were lots of rails showing on our visits to Minsmere, and they were fairly vocal too. I had seen about six but too distant or too misty to get a picture until I came across this one next to the path to the beach on my way back for breakfast. I was able to approach to within 25 feet before it seemed to notice me, most unusual for these skulkers. Luckily I had just dried my lens which had become misted up when I came out of the cool hide into the sunshine.

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