from auto tour route
Sora heard vocalizing in shallow, closed basin pond. Air temperature = 64 degrees F. Sky clear. Calm wind. Last rain 2014-06-20. Moon phase: awing crescent. Habitat: shaded pond has emergent vegetation such as Carex spp., and is surrounded by mixed northern hardwood/conifer forest. Partially submerged large woody debris present. Also heard: spring peeper, eastern gray tree frogs, and green frog.
Running around in the grass on the edge of the freshwater ponds on Stratton Island
Feeding near marshy area of Glenshire pond. I first observed it 5 days ago. Based on plumage, it appears to be a juvenile. This is a new bird for me.
The Sora (Porzana carolina) is a small waterbird of the family Rallidae, sometimes also referred to as the Sora Rail or Sora Crake.