Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Sora Rail in Action at SPI

It was late in the afternoon, almost the golden part of the day when Sue spotted the Sora Rail along the reeds. I just kept taken photos as it stayed out in the open. Mostly they stay hidden and it is such a treat to see them. There are a couple of rail watchers that come to the World Birding Center everyday. The two happily share the last siting of the rails. There are also Clapper Rails, King Rails, Virginia Rails on the South Padre. The Soras are the smallest of these species. (length 8-10") You may have heard them near a marsh. Here is a link to a 17 second video of a Sora making their call. It takes a while to load.

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