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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

VIRGINIA RAIL, CRANBERRY MARSH, LYNDE SHORES CONSERVATION AREA, WHITBY, ON

   Even though this photo was taken at a great distance and then enlarged, thus being grainy and the colors not showing very good, we can still ID this bird as a Virginia Rail as follows:
  • Long, slender, curved bill.
  • Generally rufous color, except for the head and lower belly.
  • Short, upturned tail.
  • Habitat: marsh ( Cranberry Marsh).
  • Gray face.
  • Black & white stripes at lower belly.
   The Virginia Rail is a new species to our Life List, which now stands at 308.