I was pleased to see just one immature Virginia Rail this past Sunday, and
watched it for several minutes as it foraged on an exposed mud flat.
Although I have seen the species several times, they were just glimpses, not
what I consider a "life" observation. The rail was my 500th bird on my life
list, and I was happy that I saw it in an area of Vermont that I love. I
wish I could spend more time there. Just one more reason to live in
So. Glens Falls, NY
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From: "Maeve Kim" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:58 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] rail extravaganza
> first one, then two adult Virginia Rails - then two, then five, then six
> fuzzy, black, no-tail young (showing quite a considerable size range) - I
> watched the whole family for almost an hour.