Clapper Rail feeding in the tidal marsh
Observed this adult black-crowned night heron squatting at the edge of the manmade canal at the western edge of the Corte Madera Ecological Preserve.
D Smith, F Leist, R Truit, J Baxter, L Webb
Probably a juvenile, not sure what genus.
The rail foraged in the mud and shore of the creek for ten minutes, then swam under the kayak launch dock.
The Barn Owl seen here is from the Hungry Owl Project foster box program at the Marin Art and Garden Center. It was caught on a Trap Cam placed to monitor owl activity. More info at: Hungryowl.org
This solitary skittish bird was in the water drainage about 15' east of the telephone pole. It was feeding until it realized I was taking photos, then it disappeared into the pickleweed. It did not reappear.
The group of birds were feeding off of the berrys and Wildgrapes by the Redwood Trees and Chinese Pistache Trees along the parking lot just north of the YMCA in the Marin Commons Area of Los Gamos Drive
with some greater scaup