Saturday, 7 September 2013

Sometimes I'm right

I'm always amused when things turn out to prove me correct. Of course it isn't so funny when it happens the other way round.
Water Rail

I was sitting in the hide at the Restharrow Scrape on Thursday when I was joined by three other people. As is usual at the moment. the first question was "have you seen the Water Rail" I replied in the negative and we all carried on searching the reeds. Fairly soon a Water Rail started calling, doing its "Chip Chip" call. "The Water Rail's  calling" I said. No was the reply that's a Moorhen calling. I didn't like to say that after more than sixty years birding I knew the calls of both pretty well, so I was pleased when the Water Rail came into view, still calling.

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