Spotted Crake out in the open.
I spent several hours trying to see this stunning Spotted Crake and finally got my reward last Saturday 14th September . Here are a few pics i managed to get .
Red based bill.
Note buff under tail coverts.
The Spotted Crake showed really well however apart from when it first appeared it was always behind reeds , i always think the white spotting on crakes looks like it has been added by tipex , this was a new patch bird for me at Oare .