Car Park Water Rail
Our recent trip to WWT's Arundel Wetland Centre produced a great collection of wildfowl images and a new species for me, (read on for more on that). Below is a collection of those images, and the unusual story of our best sighting of the day. Click on the images to enlarge.
Then, as we left the centre, and entered the car park, something small ran into the trees on the left of me. I told everyone else, and 20 seconds later, the mystery bird reemerged. And it was a Water Rail! People inside the centre had spent hours searching for one, and we had spotted one in the car park outside!
Also in the car park, we spotted a Grey Wagtail hopping around on the pond next to the car park entrance, and I managed to grab a photo before it, as well, vanished.
|A Festive Partridge|
All in all, it was a great day, with a new species for me, and a few other rarities as well.