A trip down to Swanpool with Matt (a fellow Env. Sci. student) to photograph some of the commoner bird species for our conservation field notebook. Soon after arriving we had nothing short of amazing views of a very confiding Water Rail that strutted around in the open for our cameras for at least 15 minutes and was still showing brilliantly when we left!
amazing photographic opportunity of this Water Rail
more typical views of the other Water Rail we saw shortly afterwards