Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Someday, I Will Make a Life List of Birds

The other day I saw a strange and wonderful bird walking across the road in front of my car. It took me quite a while to figure out what I had seen. Here it is--a King Rail (Rallus elegans). Michigan is at the northern edge of their breeding area, and they are somewhat rare here.

From my vantage point, I thought I'd seen a duck walking on stilts.


Blogger Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

That's exciting!

10:08 AM  
Blogger Radish King said...

I have a pair of kingfishers in my back yard. The bird census comes here every year to look at them and count them (2) and then they look at me like I'm a criminal. Like I stole them from the sea and brought them home in my picnic basket.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Happyflower said...

very cool!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Macy Swain said...

Beautiful! A lucky sighting and poetic moment indeed.

9:50 PM  

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