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.