It was around 08:25 this morning when I spotted this bird, a breed I didn't recognise and seeming to struggle amongst the lilies at the back of the house.
Some 20 minutes later, the same or a similar bird was to be seen a few yards away on one of the fishing stands. Only then did I realise the length of the legs and the probable reason for the struggle in the lilies. Moorhen will often walk across the lilies without a struggle.
It's a puzzle that I need to solve.