A Yellow Rail was heard in the Small Swale in the wetland east of intersection for Lowe Road and Bergheim Road. First wetland down road allowance trail. Wetland to the north. Anna Leighton and Luc Delanoy present to confirm. Observation heard for 30 minutes.
Injured. Currently at rehabber.
Anahuac NWR, Texas
26 April 1987
I have seen this species many times, but this is the only photo I ever got of one. Very poor image but all I have. We had flushed this bird a few times.
I have no idea when, or if, I will ever be fortunate enough to get a picture of this elusive bird, so I thought I'd enter it here, despite wanting this location to only have bird sightings for which I have photographs. There are at least two birds here, who call constantly during the late spring/early summer. We heard them as clear as rocks!
The Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) is a small secretive marsh bird, of the family Rallidae.