This rail a very shy bird hiding in dense vegetation but when its world is frozen it has to come out to find food. This particular bird was very easy to approach up to several meters.
Photo taken near Vlaardingen (the Netherlands) on 17 January, 2010.
This Gryffon Vulture was returning to its nest. Notice the bulged crop, apparently it had had a good meal.
Photo taken in Hoces del Río Duratón (Segovia, Spain) on 24 June, 2009.