ID Challenge

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Since the forecast for tonight is supposed to be a chilly 2 degrees, I thought I would post an ID Challenge that would remind us all of  Spring.

I photographed this bird last spring at the Baker Wetlands in Lawrence, KS.

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Here is another shot:

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Who can ID this bird?

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4 thoughts on “ID Challenge

  1. It is indeed a Virginia Rail! I sure wish it had been a Clapper, but I was pretty happy at actually seeing a Virginia rather than just hearing them all the time in the spring. Good ID!

  2. Keleigh,

    You may not know that the Baker Wetlands are just outside Lawrence, KS. Clapper rails are generally found on the coast—not that it couldn’t happen but I’m not even sure there’s a KS record for a Clapper. I can tell you that it this were a clapper, Kylee wouldn’t have waited until Jan. to tell us about it….

    Note the grey cheeks on this apparently adult bird….

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