This fabulous photo of a Water Rail was taken by local wildlife photographer Dave Soons. He wasn't content to take a photo standing up…or from in a hide. He had to lie down in environment that Water Rail inhabit – you've got it – cold wet marshy land. It resulted in this superb shot. Water Rail are easily recognised by their call known as "sharming". This is a series of grunts followed by a high-pitched piglet-like squeal and ending in more grunts. When you hear it you really do think there are piglets on the loose! Water Rail are often sighted in Cotswold Water Park.
Thanks for another great photo @spooner40
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