READER Alan Walker took this photo of a Water Rail seen at Jack’s Lane Nature Reserve, Flixton.

He said: "Although common throughout Britain they are quite a secretive bird so I was very lucky to spot this one.

"As soon as I had taken the pictures, the Water Rail spotted me and disappeared back into the reeds."

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