Thursday, February 28, 2013
Water Rail with fish at LCyD
Excellent views of a water rail in front of the hide this morning. We were surprised to see it with a fish, which it seemed to find in the shallow water between two patches of reeds - whether it caught or scavenged it we're not sure, but it spent about 20 minutes attempting to eat it in several different locations, before it disappeared from view - amazing camouflage.
Apologies for the poor quality of the photo, but a record shot at least. The bill is open as it was eating, but the fish is hidden from view.
( I had some video footage too, showing the fish being eaten, but although the computer tells me it is being uploaded, nothing happens. If anyone has any helpful hints, that would be great - I did try compressing it to a zipped folder and then uploading that, but to no avail - my computer skills are not good!)