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Water Rail

S'Albufera, Mallorca, August 2007

All pictures was taken using different digital SLR cameras with a 400mm telephoto lens (hand held)

Water Rail
Water Rail at Tjeldstø, Øygarden, Febraury 2012
Water Rail are a common autumn migrant in Øygarden and are probably underecorded in winter. This bird posed roadside during the morning school run....

Migrant Water Rail killed in collision with vessel
This unfortunate Water Rail collided with a vessel during a nocturnal "circulation" around a survey vessel.
German Sector of the North Sea, November 2011

Water Rail, Alvheim, Øygarden
Cold snaps tend to make this species a lot more obvious - forcing birds to the coast and to whatever is not frozen. Another "school-run" bird - Alvheim, Øygarden, December 2012

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