© 2017 by Jonathan Marshall. Proudly created with Wix.com  

  • Grey Twitter Icon

WATER RAIL

The Water Rail is more than often heard rather than actually seen through its piglet squeals.   The Water Rail has a bright red bill with a streaked brown and black back.  It has a grey face and breast with barred black and white flanks with a short tail and pink legs.  There are only 1,100 pairs across the UK that can be found at watersides, dense sedge, reeds, riverside thickets and woodland ponds.  The best view I ever had of a Water Rail is at the Kingfisher screen at RSPB Fairburn Ings where it kept creeping out from under the reeds to catch fish.

Length: 22-28cm (9-11in)

Wingspan: 38-45cm (15-18in)

Weight: 85-190g (3-7oz)

Average Life: 6 years

WATER RAIL 001

WATER RAIL 003

WATER RAIL 005

WATER RAIL 007

WATER RAIL 002

WATER RAIL 004

WATER RAIL 006

WATER RAIL 008

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now