Ever go walking along a trail and see something just so amazing you have to stop and appreciate it? Just the other day, my wife and I were on our way to work and we made a quick detour at a state park that is known for being a great place to hear but also see Clapper Rails. Rails are awesome and hard to see birds. They like to hide in tall marsh grass and they walk very slowly and carefully. They can even walk on matted reeds that can make their way into and around marshes.
But back to our incident. As we walked back to our car, we passed an open stream in the marsh. In the open stream we found ourselves a Clapper Rail. But as you can see from the video, it just wasn't a Clapper Rail...
You ever have an encounter like that? Post it in the comments below. Until the next time, get outside and go birding!
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Clapper Rail at All About Birds - Link Here