Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus

Scarce resident, winter visitor and passage migrant.

BOU Name
Water Rail
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Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Water Rail 09 Apr 2021 Friday Wood Andrew Goodey 1 Berechurch marsh calling
Water Rail 06 Apr 2021 Bowers Marsh (RSPB) Steve Grimwade 1 Heard only
Water Rail 04 Apr 2021 Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) Paul Larkin 1 Golden Gates
Water Rail 03 Apr 2021 Stow Marsh Alan Shearring 1 Saltcoats reedbed
Water Rail 03 Apr 2021 Abberton Reservoir Steve Grimwade 1
Water Rail 05 Mar 2021 Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge Malcolm Corbett 1
Water Rail 27 Feb 2021 Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers Robert Pease 1 One calling from the reed in the borrow dyke.
Water Rail 26 Feb 2021 Colchester Richard Allen 1
Water Rail 21 Feb 2021 TM0224 Paul Hargreaves 1 Heard squealing, then saw it at edge of brook
Water Rail 15 Feb 2021 TL9423 Steve Grimwade 1 1 calling from reed-fringed pond at Bellhouse Farm
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