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Porzana carolina


I could hear the shrill call of this Sora before I could see it. This bird has been poking around a swampy pond area for 1-2 months and hides in the swamp growth most of the time.

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KarenP 11 years ago

Thanks! I was walking with a friend and called it a "freaky looking duck" once I got home and viewed the photo I realized it was more of a wading bird. The grasses in this pond were recently cut, so I suspect this Sora has been there longer than I've known. I updated my friend on the real name of the bird. Love project noah for that.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

I like it's common name - nice spotting!

MarkW3 11 years ago

A sneaky bird. Good capture!

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Orange, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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