Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 8, 2013: Virginia Rail

Only the 2nd Virigina Rail that I have seen at the Park was found at Pond J on the 6th.  For most of the time it stayed hidden among last year's cattail stalks.  Note the long, slightly decurved reddish bill and gray face.  Two Soras were also in the same area and they have stubbier, yellow bills.  American Coots made it a 3-rail day! 5/6/13 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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