Monday, September 21, 2009

Water Rail, Ferry Meadows

For the past week the water level has been dropping drastically on the reserve at Ferry Meadows and forcing up to 5 Water Rails to feed out in the open. A great opportunity to see and photograph a normally rather secretive species.

These shots were taken with my newly repaired A640. The original was badly damaged in a bike accident and a second hand replacement quickly developed a fault with the screen. But reassembling the bits that worked from each of these has produced a working camera, phoenix-like, from the ashes of the faulty ones.

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

Digiscoped with Canon Powershot A640 and Leica APO77 x32

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