water rail


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water rail

n
(Animals) a large Eurasian rail, Rallus aquaticus, of swamps, ponds, etc, having a long red bill
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IT'S always a pleasure to see a water rail darting across from one reedbed to another.
Anglesey "mainland": RSPB Cors Ddyga is a good bet for Water Rail, with a chance of Harriers and Whooper Swans.
Scots snapper Alan McFadyen, 48, lay among reeds on the banks of the Water of Leith, Edinburgh, in camouflage for days in a bid to catch the water rail bird on camera.
The integration of the raw water into the new waterworks takes place in sections with the connection of the respective municipality to the pure water rail.
The trickling beck became a torrent and dislodged the water rail - the floating gate suspended on a wire that prevents the yows being able to get into the meadows when the river is at its normal level.
There could be Baillon's Crake or Little or Spotted Crake and Water Rail, all of which have, to date, eluded me in Egypt.
The Water Rail Way Ideal for cycling and walking, the Water Rail Way connects Lincoln with Boston a a 33 mile route peppered with artwork reflecting local history and landscapes.
7%) is in marked contrast with other species such as the water rail (Rallus aquaticus) where 66% of the individuals recovered in one study perished before 2 years of age (De Krono, 1984).
A massive air and sea search was launched at around noon on Tuesday after the 16ft fishing boat Water Rail was reported overdue.
The Coastguard said the navigation gear on their 16ft-long boat, Water Rail, failed, leaving them in fog.
The area is an important breeding ground for birds such as reed warblers, reed buntings and water rail.
Volunteers have helped to propagate 20,000 reed seedlings to create a new, twohectare reed bed which will take several years to mature and become a home to sedge warblers, reed warblers, reed buntings and water rail.

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