Highly Secretive Water Rail drops into National Botanic Gardens of Wales
20th October 2009
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A rare visitor dropped in at the National Botanic Garden of Wales today – quite literally.

The normally shy and highly-secretive water rail – a slimmer, smaller browner version of a moorhen – found itself the centre of attention when it paid a visit to a water feature . . . and couldn’t get out.

The water sculpture, entitled “Thirty Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety Eight – glass, steel, water light” by Marion Kalmus, is at the public entrance to the Garden. Its title denotes the number of the world’s vascular plants threatened when the Garden opened (in May 2000).

The bird appeared in the sculpture at around lunch-time today. It was released by Garden staff earlier this afternoon.

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