2010-11-02 This poor bird was thoroughly drenched and landed on the dock at Kirkintilloch, Scotland to shake itself dry. [At least I only had to stand in the rain when I was driving the boat]
The result after shaking and such: http://www.jerrybarton.eu/Landscapes/Canals/8068199_FK3HC#1074289916_orgGo
Many thanks for the comments on my shot of the Japanese Maple leaves. Yes they really were that red, especially with the afternoon sun hitting them.