Originally Posted by JB513
You sir have an excellent sense of humor. =)
Late addition: After having a bit of time to study the photos, and doing a bit of research.... i still have mixed feelings on this bird. For reasons stated above, I want to lean towards King, but the location says Clapper... I'm still honestly a bit stumped, as ebird has no records of King Rails in Brooklyn or Kings county, as far as I could see.
My books tell me that the King prefers Fresh Water.
But what the heck, I live in Manhattan, and in a small park last spring, I found a Virginia Rail, hanging around with the pigions. He actually "looked" confused.
Last I saw of him he was walking down the Bowery...
This marsh has just about everything living in it...
Also, the way he is carrying his wing, may indicate that this bird is injured, and the wing is covering up the markings.
Oh, well, perhaps I'll have better luck next time and be closer. This was shot from over a hundred yards away.