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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 21st March, 2017) Views: 1,549 
Water Rail
 Water Rail   by Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 300mm F/4 AF-S)
Water Rail at Pennington Flash

Comment by Roy on 21st March 2017 at 00:37
Never heard of the bird Dave, a great shot by the way. Googled it, a very aggressive bird with a pig like squeal, an oddity amongst British birds.


Comment by Ken R on 21st March 2017 at 01:56
Good photo Dave. How do things get named, this bird does not look like a rail to me.


Comment by Mick on 21st March 2017 at 06:37
You dont normally get that good a view of them


Comment by Neil Cain on 21st March 2017 at 08:10
Wonderful shot Dave. There was one at Orrell Water Park a year or two back. Not sure if it is resident there


Comment by Anne on 21st March 2017 at 09:33
Another beauty, both bird and picture.


Comment by irene roberts on 21st March 2017 at 09:35
Well done for capturing that!


Comment by A.W. on 21st March 2017 at 11:03
Perfect as ever Dave, thanks for this photo.


Comment by Syd on 21st March 2017 at 11:30
That is one hell of a photo Dave, Well done!


Comment by Maureen on 21st March 2017 at 12:23
Dave..you never let us down with your photography...it's a beautiful shot.


Comment by Veronica B on 21st March 2017 at 13:29
It does look a vicious bird and it is amazing how it's feathers blend with the surroundings.
It won't hang back whilst the bigger birds feed that's for sure!


Comment by Maureen on 21st March 2017 at 14:52
Dave..you never let us down with your photography...it's a beautiful shot.


Comment by Mary on 21st March 2017 at 15:46
Isn't Evolution wonderful! Thanks Dave for allowing us to have a closer look at it. Saying that , looking at the bird's beak and eyes, something is about to cop it!


Comment by Maureen on 21st March 2017 at 16:37
Hiw on earth does a post come on later like mine has..I wasn't even at home at that time.lol


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 21st March 2017 at 17:14
Thanks folks. Actually the Water Rail is a very elusive and shy bird. I've never seen one show any aggression to anything.


Comment by Pat McC on 21st March 2017 at 18:03
I agree with Mauree, your photograph is beautiful, you're very talented Dave.

It's so detailed you can almost feel the softness of the feathers.

Thank you.


Comment by Pw on 21st March 2017 at 18:22
This is the best photo of a bird I have seen on PAD


Comment by dave johnson on 21st March 2017 at 19:33
Excellent shot, remember watching one on the feeding tables during a freeze several years ago.


Comment by Lock Lass on 21st March 2017 at 19:56
What a wonderful shot Dave, the way you've captured the light on its feathers and the concentration in its eyes. Beautiful.


Comment by Roy on 21st March 2017 at 19:57
Dave, they have a fondness for impaling wrens with their beak, they are unpredictable and noisy.


Comment by Beryl on 21st March 2017 at 20:41
Amazing photograph of this bird - I love it


Comment by Cliff Hep on 21st March 2017 at 22:38
Great photo,I have seen this bird from Pengys hide at Pennington,
also seen one at the feeding station at Wigan flashes


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 22nd March 2017 at 19:25
Cliff - this was from Pengy's


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