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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 21st March, 2017)

Water Rail


Water Rail
Water Rail at Pennington Flash

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 300mm F/4 AF-S)
Views: 2,793

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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