Virginia Rail at the Vernon Marsh in Waukesha County Wisconsin on May 28, 2016
On a birding walk with the Benjamin Goss Bird Club at the Vernon Marsh a pair of Virginia Rails were found. They were hanging out near a nest area. We did not hang around long but I did take a couple of quick images to share. They remained in the grasses near waters edge. A fun time with some great birders. Images were taken on May 28, 2016.
Binomial name: Rallus limicola
Category: Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
Size: 9.5” long, 13” wing span
Weight: 3 oz
Virginia Rail, preening
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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.
I have found these guys devilishly difficult to spot. You know they are there, you hear them but that is as far as it goes. Good work!