It sounds a lovely place DwarfHog with all those animals and birds. Railway line edges are often good habitat for hogs as well, even if it is worrying when they come to clear the vegetation. I live near a railway, too, and they usually write to warn us they are going to do work. That is always a cue for a phone call to warn them to look out for hedgehogs, not only here but all along the tracks elsewhere in the country.
I agree, it is funny how some hogs seem to delight in walking through their water! It doesn’t seem to bother them if it gets mucky. It seems to vary from hog to hog. Some just put their front feet in and some not at all. But if they are in a hurry and the water is in the way – well that’s no obstacle for a hog!
Well done with the camera – always best if it’s a present! Hope you get loads of good images. Good luck.