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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 
Vermont!
Mona Bearor
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.