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Dancing on ice Waterrail

By drbird  
A couple of years ago we fed a pair of Water rails through the whole winter....Despite being a cold winter the ice was quite fragile ...not enough to carry a human (as I found out)....I was laying on the ice on an insulation mat waiting for the birds to show up and I could feel how -despite the insulation- my body heat was starting to melt the ice….my mate waiting for me on dry land was waiting for disaster to happen …but it didn’t on this day

Thank you very much for your votes and comments on the last image THANKS!!

Tags: Wirral Waterrail Wildlife and nature

Voters: franken, newbe2, BillRookery and 61 more

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franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2019 8:49AM
A beauty!

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prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
15 Mar 2019 9:04AM
Cute bird
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2019 9:57AM
A cracking image of this rather elusive Waterfall.

Superb colour and detail.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards Nathan
15 Mar 2019 10:08AM
Beautiful image. Well captured.
15 Mar 2019 10:59AM
Superb colour capture! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
15 Mar 2019 12:41PM
Superb capture.
PhilT2 Plus
10 524 30 England
15 Mar 2019 2:08PM
Great dedication to your photography rewarded by this superb image
15 Mar 2019 3:12PM
A wonderful capture Gerhard. A bird I have never managed to photograph. Pam
Fefe Plus
8 37 31 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2019 3:36PM
Wow....what detail!
15 Mar 2019 4:24PM
Top shot ,well captured
Techno Plus
11 4.7k 8 England
15 Mar 2019 5:01PM
Top work, Gerhard, really lovely detail/colour, wonderful pose too..
chalkhillblue 11 164 2 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2019 6:37PM
Excellent, superb detail and colour.
Niknut Plus
10 2.5k 82 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2019 8:41PM
Wonderful shot !!.....lovely clairity & vibrant colours !.Smile
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2019 9:07PM
yes... know that mat!! and the ice with Mike
up with Alan's set up
HenB 11 6
15 Mar 2019 9:34PM
Great Image
Regards Harry
drbird 7 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2019 8:37AM
OH no Lilian you don't know this spot/mat...Alan's is a comfortable spot for Waterrails....

This was our local patch and you had to lay the mat on the ice get on it and push your self out on the ice and hop for the best ....I got soaked a couple of times...have a chat with Mike he enjoyed it Smile
richmowil Plus
11 392 2 England
16 Mar 2019 8:18PM
Very nice
18 Mar 2019 5:07PM
Great shot remember it well you have only just dried out
We had the rails feeding at our patch for a while
3 Apr 2019 4:29AM
First class image. beautifully presented, Gerhard.

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