A Rail at the Refuge

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Typically, Virginia Rails and Soras are quite difficult to spot out in the open at the Ridgefield NWR. This year, the adults seem to be more tame if you’re willing to wait.  The chicks are super skittish and cautious, as they should be.  This is a shot of one of the parent Virginia Rails that went on its way foraging in the mud, paying little attention to me.  I did spot the 5 or so chicks of this adult pair but only one or two of them even came close to moving out into the open for a shot.  Fun times at Ridgefield, June 24, 2015.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 9:26 a.m.

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Typically, Virginia Rails and Soras are quite difficult to spot out in the open at the Ridgefield NWR. This year, the adults seem to be more tame if you’re willing to wait.  The chicks are super skittish and cautious, as they should be.  This is a shot of one of the parent Virginia Rails that went on its way foraging in the mud, paying little attention to me.  I did spot the 5 or so chicks of this adult pair but only one or two of them even came close to moving out into the open for a shot.  Fun times at Ridgefield, June 24, 2015.

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1250, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 9:26 a.m.

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