Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Rail from the rails

On Friday 14th March, I spent most of the day travelling behind vintage steam locos at the West Somerset Railway Gala. Many common birds and a couple of Fallow (?) Deer were seen. As one particular train approached Minehead, I noticed a bird on a grass verge near a level crossing, with a reedy ditch nearby.
As we steamed past, I was surprised to see that it was a Water Rail, only a few feet from cars waiting at the crossing. It seemed happy enough, but wasn't there when I next went past with my camera ready.
So you'll have to make do with these instead:

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