It was the first sighting of three water rail
in one day since October 30, 1883.
Winter census of the water rail
Rallus aquaticus in Slovenia.
WE thought that Echo readers may be interested in this picture of a water rail
that visited our garden in Rhiwbina, usually twice a day, during February, March and into April.
A kingfisher, water rail
and barn owl are being seen regularly but they are finding the conditions tough going.
For landscape architect Greg Trutza, a spiraling water rail
in the Italian gardens of the Villa d'Este at Tivoli became an unlikely muse.
Landscape architect Greg Trutza adapted an idea from Renaissance gardens for this contemporary Phoenix terrace: the water rail
. It's a particularly distinctive feature of the Villa d'Este at Tivoli near Rome, where water courses through the top of a staircase railing.
The reference collection of marks consisted of imprints in model eggs of the bills of all possible avian predators that occur regularly in or close to our study area: Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Water Rail
(Rallus aquaticus), Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), Hooded Crow (Corvus corone cornix), Great Reed Warbler, and Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus).
This transfers the heat to fresh water, which is used in a water rail
IT'S always a pleasure to see a water rail
darting across from one reedbed to another.
Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the marshes reverted to reedbeds creating a variety of habitats for wildlife including Marsh Harrier, Bearded Tit, Water Rail
and Bittern which are now preserved in the reserve.
Lobster fisherman Jim Reid, 77, and his grandson David Irvine, 35, were all smiles after their boat, Water Rail
, was found by a passing trawler last May.
There are also sightings of grey herons, water rail
, kingfisher, greenshank and common sandpiper.