Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Water Rails or the Alentejo?

Just five minutes drive away from home we have a pair of Water Rails feeding young. I spent a couple of hours in the car this afternoon watching them and trying to get some photographs. Limited success so far but there's always tomorrow! There seem to be four young and they must only be a few days old; they're just cute little black balls of fluff.

June spent the day in the Castro Verde area. When she returned home I said I was sorry she had missed seeing the Water Rail chicks. She said she was sorry I hadn't been with her to see four species of eagles, two species of vultures, countless Great Bustards, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, etc, etc...

I guess we both had a good day!

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