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Clapper Rail

February 25, 2009

I often refer to The Sibley Guide to Birds for identification and information on birds. This terrific book says that Rails are “shy and secretive” I agree. I spend a lot of time in marshes looking for photographic subjects and, although I hear them quite often, I rarely see these beautiful birds. This afternoon as I photographed a Black-crowned Night Heron, a Clapper Rail walked out onto the mud just in front of me and could not have cared less that I photographed its actions for several minutes. To him I say, thank you!



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  • Kevin Fleming February 26, 2009

    Nice job!!! These little guys are hard to get close to…


  • Jay February 26, 2009

    A rare one. Where did you get the clapp?

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