Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Weird Bird

This week I received a note from Marilyn Smith at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She had an odd bird sighting and needed help with identifying the species.

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From: Marilyn Smith
Date: April 17, 2013

[…] One of our gardeners, who oversees the Native Flora Garden, took a photo this morning of a rail hiding among some empty pots. I so rarely get to see these, I don’t think I can ID it to species. Would you be able to tell? (I could send a higher res photo if that would help.)

I hope this adds a little more zing to your spring!

Marilyn Smith
Director of Children's Education
Brooklyn Botanic Garden


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Here is the photo she attached:



The bird is a Virginia Rail and they seem to show up in the most unexpected places. Here's a link to a posting I did several years ago that lists some of their more memorable resting places in NYC.

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