.......................................... Strix the harbinger
...........................................guards OakWood's gate, ever asking,
.............. . ......................................"Whooo passes this night?"

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sora (Rail)


"Uncommon in wet marshes" according to the Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, wt: 2.6 oz, length: 8.75". 


"A skulky little bugger, really easy to hear, damned hard to see" per Gunnar's Guide to Seldom Seen Birds. 

See it? We watched it taking a bath in the sunshine, posing for as many pictures as we wanted to take. I do not know what goes on in their birdie little heads, but birds do seem to find real joy in splashing about in water and then preening in the sunshine.






2 comments:

Margadant said...

Now I'd vote for this little dude as a pretty cool bird.

George A said...

Great opening photo.