We are not long back from a short visit to England, incorporating Lincolnshire, the Rutland Birdfair and the Zoological Photographic Club (ZPC) 2018 Convention.
After that we spent a couple of day looking for birds and butterflies. Many Butterflies were nectaring, in preparation for winter. Birds are feeding too but the other noticeable impression is that there's a mix of young and adult birds. Often the young birds are changing plumage. One sight that is fairly uncommon for us was to see this juvenile Water Rail. Out of the nest it would be black; later it will be much greyer, with a red bill but for now it more resembles a Crake. The striped Crake perhaps.