Juvenile Water Rail

This often heard but not seen bird lives inside dense reeds. I wasn’t there to photograph this, I was sat inside my Bag Hide waiting patiently for a Kingfisher to turn up. For the 2nd evening at RSPB Middleton Lakes, nothing. However, a consolation prize was this Juvenile Water Rail that came out of the reeds for a brief moment.

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Juvenile Water Rail - D810, AF-S 300mm f/2.8 with TC17EII @ 500mm, f/4.8, ISO900, 1/320sec - {Flickr Link}