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  1. Sora

    Sora

    Thanks to a tip from our neighbor Peggy O'Brien, this nice adult male Sora came out in the open briefly. Females are similar but have reduced black on the chest. The name Sora reportedly comes from a Native American name for this shy marsh bird, more often heard than seen. A small chicken-like...
  2. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina)
  3. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina)
  4. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina)
  5. Sora

    Sora

    This adult Sora was a bonus bird for us; one of two working a small water feature outside the Nature Center. Sora is a shy marsh bird, more often heard than seen but this one kindly posed in the open. Its short stubby yellow bill suggests a relationship with the Crakes of Eurasia and Australia...
  6. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina)
  7. Sora

    Sora

    This adult Sora was a bonus bird for us at the same ditch where we saw the King Rail. Sora is a shy marsh bird, more often heard than seen but this one kindly posed in the open. Its short stubby yellow bill suggests a relationship with the Crakes of Eurasia and Australia also in the genus...
  8. Sora2.jpg

    Sora2.jpg

    Sora peaking out from the reeds.
  9. Sora

    Sora

    Another elusive bird that doesn't like to appear in the open
  10. Second Sora

    Second Sora

    so not quite a lifer, but almost. I saw one a few years back in Yellowstone. And now ... I'm running late here this morning. Gotta get a move on. Will do my browsing this evening.
  11. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina) Sexes similar.
  12. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina) Sexes similar.
  13. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina) Sexes similar. Lafittes Cove Nature Preserve situated in Lafittes Cove Subdivision, southwest of Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA. Secondary coastal thicket with man-made ponds and small patches of remnant coastal prairie on a barrier Island at 1 m (3.3 ft) elevation.
  14. Sora

    Sora

  15. Sora has left the building

    Sora has left the building

    I did get one lovely shot of this lifer. Was trying for another while walking back to impatient husband at the car. Was much further away at this point, but the Sora noticed me and took off. Kind of a fun shot nevertheless, so making this my Saturday Fun shot for this week. Almost done with the...
  16. Serendipity

    Serendipity

    We were looking for a trail our B&B host had recommended, but stopped a bit too late. Still, it was a promising wetland, so I took a few minutes to scan the meanders near the pullout while husband photographed the views. Among some mallards some distance down the stream, I saw something...
  17. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina) Sexes similar. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of High Island abutting East Bay, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Coastal marshes and prairies at 2-3 m (6-10 ft) elevation. April 2016.
  18. Sora

    Sora

    A Sora making a brief foray out of the dense vegetation at Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida.
  19. Sora

    Sora

    This is where I spotted the Sora, the image I posted last week was when it crossed the open water.
  20. Sora

    Sora

    I finally saw this bird for the first time. South of Naples, along the Marsh Trail.
  21. Sora

    Sora

    Sora (Porzana carolina) Sexes similar. Anauhac National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of High Island abutting East Bay, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Coastal marshes and prairies at 2-3 m (6-10 ft) elevation.
  22. Marsh Runner

    Marsh Runner

    My first photo of one
  23. Sora

    Sora

    I hadn't been to the farm recently, so I decided the make a quick run over while the rain had abated. My lucky day! ( more like my lucky five minutes ) Both Rail and Sora were seen at the pond and I managed to get some shots of both through the reeds. At one point I had both in the same frame...
  24. Sora

    Sora

    Another lifer for me. I could hear him talking in the reeds and he finally showed himself for a brief moment so I managed to get a few images. Cool's Pond give me another beauty this year. Lucky me.
  25. Strolling Through The Marsh

    Strolling Through The Marsh

    Captured this Sora (rail family) out for a walk in Horicon Marsh NWR.
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