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12 Days of Christmas – 2022


Day 4: The Elusive Water Rail


You can’t imagine the excitement we felt when we saw that we’d caught a water rail on one of our trail cameras.

This secretive amber-listed bird is heard more often than seen (said to sound like a squealing pig at times!).

We’ve been lucky enough to get a few videos of the bird over that last couple of years. Always a thrill!

Apparently a relative of the corn crake and similarly challenged as we drain wetlands.

Spare a thought for the unseen this Christmas! 🙂

Oh yeah, some more info: https://birdwatchireland.ie/birds/water-rail

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