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Photo of the Week (April 29th, 2018)

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Sora have the reputation as skulkers, birds that stay hidden in wetland vegetation and rarely make an appearance out in the open. That often is true, but when they don't sense danger, they do sometimes venture out in the relative open to forage.  I've found that using my "chair blind" and setting up shop on the edge of a wetland is a good way to get photos of these guys, as after a bit they forget about the blind and the unseen person inside, and will often poke around the edge of the wetland vegetation.  Virginia Rail will also sometimes do the same thing.  This photo in Lincoln County, South Dakota wasn't using my chair blind, but my car as a blind.  Taken right at sunrise as he poked his head out of the vegetation and walked across a relatively open area.

Sora - Porzana carolina

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