Lurking in the Reeds


Today I saw my very first Virginia Rail and I have a new fondness for birds that only allow you a fleeting glimpse as the make their way through the undergrowth.


This one happened to give away its location with a series of quiet peeps. While it was preoccupied with its new meal it wandered into a gap in the reeds.


What a great introduction to a secretive and beautiful new bird. A big thanks to Lynntern for pointing it out.

13 responses

  1. Awesome! I’m really impressed with your photographs, are beautiful.

    Tienes el poder de captar momentos maravillosos! 🙂

    April 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

  2. bikesbirdsbeaches

    Congratulations on creating those unbelievable photos the first time you saw one!

    April 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

  3. The pics are so gorgeous!

    April 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

  4. Thank you for sharing! I have never seen a Virginia Rail and you show him off so well!

    April 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

  5. George Weaver

    These photographs are superb. Such wonderful color and clarity and all natural.

    April 24, 2012 at 12:29 am

  6. Beautiful shots of an elusive bird . . . hard enough to hear, let alone see, let alone photograph. Thanks for sharing!

    April 24, 2012 at 12:53 am

  7. beautiful!! we have sora rail down here (in the winter months), and they seem just as shy in the marsh/swamp… tough to photograph sometimes!

    April 24, 2012 at 4:08 am

  8. You are amazing and so is this bird. You must be the most patient person in the world to capture these so precisely.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:16 am

  9. Stunning photos – what a beautiful bird!

    April 24, 2012 at 5:45 am

  10. Beautiful!

    April 24, 2012 at 6:44 am

  11. Beautiful captures!

    April 24, 2012 at 6:45 am

  12. brunoferreiragoes

    Thank you for your beautifull photos!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

  13. Beautiful pictures of an amazing bird,,,,,,

    April 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

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