They are normally not the easiest of British birds to photograph because they seem to spend their whole life skulking in reed beds.
Consequently if you do get a glimpse, it’s more often than not partially obscured by reeds. Either that or the light is too poor to freeze a shot.
However, the Water Rails here appear to be becoming less timid and accepting the presence of people feeding the other waterfowl.
One of the two I photographed this morning was feeding on leftover bread on the edge of the reed beds.
Light was as ever a problem and I was forced to shoot at a ISO speed of 800 to get an acceptable shutter speed.
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