There were three Gallinula chloropus, or Common (aka Eurasian) Moorhens, in the river below the medieval bridge in Besulú. What a surprise!
San Diego County, California, US
quick stop at the overlook to see if any ducks or pelicans have arrived.
~3 dozen american coot, a handful of grebes, a great heron, a pair of woodpeckers, and a few song birds
The rails, or Rallidae, are a large cosmopolitan family of small- to medium-sized birds. The family exhibits considerable diversity and also includes the crakes, coots, and gallinules. Many species are associated with wetlands, although the family is found in every terrestrial habitat except dry deserts, polar regions, and alpine areas above the snow line. Members of the Rallidae occur on every continent except Antarctica. There are numerous island species. The most common rail habitats are marshland...