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 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Maeve Kim" <[log in to unmask]> To: <[log in to unmask]> 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.