Water Rail - Vannrikse
- Vandrikse - Luhtakana
- Waterral - Wasseralle - Râle d'eau -
Øygarden Water Rail are a common autumn migrant that turn up
wherever there is suitable habitat and occasionally even where there is
no such thing. The often seem to turn up after / during south westerly
storms and during such I have even seen them out at Skogsøy.
norm is reedbeds or anywhere boggy with enough vegetation to hide in -
which means not much at all for a Water Rail.
Some usually attempt to overwinter or alternatively suddenly turn up
winter cold snaps. There have also been one or two indications that the
species may even have attempted to breed at a couple of locations.
Water Rail, Tjeldstø, February 2018