Birding along the lakefront in Milwaukee today, a stop at Lakeshore State Park provided nice views of a Sora. It came out of the cattails a couple of times to do some feeding. At first I thought it was an American Coot, seeing only the front of the head in the dark, but then, yes and Sora! It was a beautiful spring day with perfect temps, sunny skies with low winds.
Binomial name: Porzana carolina
Category: Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Size: 8.75” long, 14” wingspan
Weight: 2.6 Oz
Note: Member of the rail family