|Water Rail Chick (34)|
Water rail chicks are some of the cutest chicks around when they are a few days old. They look like tiny black pom-poms on legs. You can not help but go "aww!!" The chicks outside Fen Hide today though, have grown considerably and are starting to look like water rails but with streaking starting to appear through their black downy baby feathers. They are now old enough to explore on their own, though mum is never far away. She was less visible than her chicks as she gave only the briefest glimpses of herself, peeking out of the reed bed edge every now and then. I was unable to get a photo of her.
|Juvenile Water Rail|