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By Magpiemick  
SPOTTED CRAKE.........Porzana porzana

I'm so pleased that i got to see this bird and at times good views, topped off with some images aswell...!!!
This is a migratory breeding species for the U.K. and numbers are increased by passage migrant birds..a shy bird that slips away and disappears then reappears some metre's away you stand there did it get there i've been watching..

Taken in Essex at Maldon, at the Dump Pool..

Fantastic bird....

My year total now stands at 202 species...

Recent additions:
White wing black tern...Red-Backed shrike..
Long-eared owl...Whinchat

Tags: Wildlife Birds General Essex Maldon Rare Wildlife and nature Spotted crake

Voters: Maiwand, FujiJan, ringyneck and 6 more

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Maiwand 16 3 73 England
2 Sep 2007 11:33AM
Fantastic shot Mick. Amazing.
FujiJan 15 3 England
2 Sep 2007 11:39AM
Brilliant capture...
ringyneck 16 315 18 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 12:19PM
Great shot..brilliant bird...crap name for a pool.
tomcat 17 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2007 3:56PM
Well spotted Mick...keep up the good work

DaveHobbo 16 10 England
2 Sep 2007 9:39PM
To get a photo of one of these shy birds is excellant, well done mick.

Dave H
KarenFB Plus
16 5.9k 184 England
3 Sep 2007 7:23AM
What a pretty bird, I love the colours and markings.

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