Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Saxis WMA 11/8--Virginia Rail

Saxis WMA
Photo: Shari Zirlin
Late afternoon found us headed west to the Chesapeake Bay. We were hoping for some Short-eared Owls but came up empty on that bird. But Scott showed us a neat trick. As the sun was setting, we walked along a road that went through part of Saxis Marsh. Scott quieted us all down then rapidly clapped his hands. Within a second of his stopping the marsh exploded in Virgina Rails calling from both sides of the road. There's no way to tell how many were out there, but we figured easily 10 or 12.

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