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clapper rail

  1. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans saturatus). The background is smooth cordgrass.
  2. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    These shy birds like to hide in salt marshes They range on the East and Gulf coasts of North America, Mexico and locally in the Caribbean. Some authors lump this bird with its fresh-water counterpart, the King Rail (R. elegans) with which it occasionally hybridizes in brackish marshes. In...
  3. Clapper Rail Bathing

    Clapper Rail Bathing

    Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans saturatus) bathing.
  4. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    These guys are always hiding in the cord grass. This time he popped out right in front of me as I was watching the night heron! At Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  5. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    Clapper-rail (Rallus crepitans saturatus)
  6. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    These shy birds like to hide in salt marshes They range on the East and Gulf coasts of North America, Mexico and locally in the Caribbean. Some authors lump this bird with its fresh-water counterpart, the King Rail (R. elegans) with which it occasionally hybridizes in brackish marshes. In...
  7. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    ssp. caribaeus
  8. clapper rail

    clapper rail

  9. ** Correction to this posting see below***

    ** Correction to this posting see below***

    I have been in contact with eBird, and the consensus is that this small population of birds is in fact a Ridgway's Rail, have been split off from the Clapper with the 55th AOU supplement. I actually saw my first RIDGWAY'S Rail a couple of weeks ago in this same location, but only got a...
  10. A new lifer!!  Clapper Rail

    A new lifer!! Clapper Rail

    While this is not the best photo I have ever taken, it is my first of the Clapper Rail, so I will take it. The Tidal flats in La Paz, have just been amazing right now! As many different species and in great quantities as any location ever!
  11. The mad dash of the Clapper Rail

    The mad dash of the Clapper Rail

    These guys don't stay out in the open for very long. This one dashed across the estuary. EB Forsythe NWR
  12. Clapper Rail Pair

    Clapper Rail Pair

    EB Forsythe NWR
  13. Bathing Clapper Rail

    Bathing Clapper Rail

    EB Forsythe NWR
  14. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

  15. Clapper Rail and Crab

    Clapper Rail and Crab

    EB Forsythe NWR These birds are extremely secretive. They hide in the marsh grass and rarely come out in the open to be photographed!
  16. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    Stalking around the mudflats near Fowler Beach, Delaware, USA
  17. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans saturatus) Twenty five subspecies have been described including the nominate, four have been synonymized leaving twenty one recognized subspecies. The only subspecies in Texas is saturatus. This rail was photographed eye-spying at the World Birding Center/South...
  18. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    1st clapper rail I've ever seen or photographed - high tide forced it to abandon its hiding place in marsh grass & reeds enough to be discovered.
  19. Woo  hoo! My first rare bird!

    Woo hoo! My first rare bird!

    Friday I took the day off and headed up to Sonoma to visit my Mom before going back to Norway for the next two months. Before hitting the highway, I spent a couple of hours walking along the Bay Trail at Hayward Shoreline preserve. I wasn't really there at the best time. There was an...
  20. Clapper rail swims away

    Clapper rail swims away

    One shot after this I looked down at my screen to see what I'd got. Two seconds, looked up again, and the bird ahd disappeared into the grasses along the channel. I had at least two sharp shots, had to get going anyway, so I didn't hang around and maybe stress the bird further.
  21. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

  22. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    This was another first for me, Also taken on 09-14-09.
  23. clapper rail

    clapper rail

    clapper rail at merritt island
  24. Clapper Rail

    Clapper Rail

    The Clapper Rail is a difficult bird to photograph. If you see one, it is very difficult to move closer. The instant they are aware of my presence they quickly dart off, on foot, directly to cover. There is never a hesitation, a look back, or anything. This bird just so happened to reveal...
  25. Clapper Rail with Crab

    Clapper Rail with Crab

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