Juvenile Water rail spent its time chasing and catching Common Darters - fortunately many of the darters had already been laying eggs. Plus a Red Kite, Little Grebe and Teal.
At Far Pasture Ponds Nature Reserve.
Also bumped into Terry( Turboman) in the hide.
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In reply to Nigel O:
Nigel O said:That young Rail seems remarkably energetic, running and flying about like a mad thing. I normally only see the adults calmly skulking around and only then, in Winter. That's youngsters for you, I suppose. Great to see.
Yes its a combination of the recklessness of youth and not having read the "How to be a Water Rail" manual - the adults still skulk
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