Standing on a bridge on part of my usual Lockdown walk I was able to attempt some shots of a Goldcrest that was moving about trees the other side of the water.
The Goldcrest is definitely my photographic nemesis.
I can never get a good clear sideways on shot of this jinx of a bird.
So I was stood on this bridge trying to shoot some images of the Goldcrest.
Occasionally I glanced towards this little stream below that runs into the river. (I have shot Little Egret there before)
I noticed movement and thought it was a Moorhen creeping along the side of the stream. I couldn't see it clearly through the 600mm equivalent lens, but took a few shots anyway through the 6 bar iron gate.
I am a great believer in 'Shoot first, ask questions afterwards."
I then returned to concentrating on getting the Goldcrest.
At home when I blew up the images on the laptop I could see that I had actually observed a Water Rail. You can be sure I shall check this location more often, as you don't get the opportunity everyday to see a Water Rail.