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Bird brought home by our cat!

Observed: 9th February 2012 By: Mr Statto

I discovered this bird in our front garden & assume it was brought home by our cat. It's about the size of a small pigeon. We're not far from a large millpond, so it may have come from there

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Water Rail

Mr Statto, the Water Rail is a rather secretive bird and is more often heard than actually seen. It is a bird of freshwater wetlands and is associated with reed beds and other thick waterside vegetation. So in answer to your question it is highly likely it came from near the mentioned mill pond area.