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Posted in Rails and Coots on July 28, 2015

Beauty Comes in All Forms

This immature Virginia Rail was hunting in the mud along with its parent at the Ridgefield NWR, July 10, 2015.  These guys look real cute as little black fuzz balls when they first stray from the nest.  Then they go through a temporary “questionable” phase as they g ... Continue Reading

Posted in Bird Gallery, Rails and Coots on July 7, 2015

Adult with young in the mud

The Virginia Rail is a secretive bird that spends most of its life walking but can swim and dive if it has to.  More often heard than seen, these birds tend to stay hidden deep in marsh grasses. They’re usually spotted when the birds have to cross a clearing or come out of ... Continue Reading

Posted in Rails and Coots on October 22, 2014

Real Nice Rail

I almost forgot about this shot of a Virginia Rail at the Ridgefield NWR from back on June 26, 2014.  Certainly not the most picturesque background but – the rail’s favorite environment – long grass and water.  Sometimes these birds will surprise you and come ... Continue Reading