Water Rail provides conundrum

31st July 2008 - overcast/showers E3/4
Very quiet offshore (0800-0900) with just 9 Sandwich Tern, 6 Gannet and 4 Common Scoter recorded.
Grounded Migrants
Willow Warblers continue to trickle through with 4 birds seen and a single Wheatear was logged.
Diurnal Migration
Just 5 Swift and 2 Sand Martin were noted.
Wildfowl and Waders
A good selection of waders included 13 Greenshank, 12 Whimbrel, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper and a Common Sandpiper.
A juvenile Water Rail raised speculation of breeding, or perhaps it was just an early mover!