Made another trip this morning to look for Water Vole on Cromford Canal, this time with James. We had just passed Whatstandwell Station and we were nearing the sewage works when I mentioned to James that walking this area a few weeks ago I had met someone who had seen Water Rail here last winter. No sooner had I said it than a Water Rail appeared on the edge of the reeds just across the canal from us. Beautiful blue sky and an obliging Water Rail, who could ask for more? We took several hundred photos and some video (see below), pointed it out to various passing walkers and left it to continue its feeding.