We were out with Charlie and Francine McPherson this morning - birding with Charlie, walking with Francine. She enjoys looking at birds, but seems not to care a nickle what labels humans have hung on them. Maybe her pleasure is purer?
Normally Clapper Rails are sulky birds that we only occasionally get a glimpse of. This one seemed to be following us, stepping out into open in at least four separate locations. One would think that with four opportunities I would get an amazing photograph. You would think. No matter, these were good enough, but more importantly, it was a "life bird" for Charlie, the first time he had actually seen one. That is always exciting.
- Gunnar in the Wind