I've been astounded how blessed we've been having these water rails in this area. Normally, these shy and secretive birds are hard to see let alone to photograph. This winter seems to be a bumper year this winter as more visit the UK than those that stay to breed.
This picture was taken when they showed exceptionally well for me for a good half hour, most of my efforts have proved fruitless as it's a lottery asto if, when and where they may actually show. Fortunately, I nailed it on this attempt in the sunlight!