Virginia Rail

Rallus limicola

ML167623891


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valerie heemstra
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eBird Checklist S58063626
Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
Ulster, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.6342, -74.2083 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Media notes

This is a continuation of the family's calls on ML167622311

Observation details

Family of 6 (4 still-black long-legged chicks) and one more adult in another location. As I stood quietly on the trail by the pond I could hear the family approaching in the vegetation. The first one in the group, an adult, came within a few inches of my boot before it realized there was a human present. Then it squawked and rushed across the trail to cattails and marsh on the other side. It was followed by two chicks and a second adult and a third chick. Finally a fourth chick crossed the trail quite a long way from the rest of the family. I had left my camera in the car and just had recording equipment. Afterwards I went back to the car and got the camera, but the rails stayed out of sight after that.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices MIXPRE3
Microphone
Telinga ProUniversal parabolic ME62 Sennheiser Omni mic
Accessories
22 inch parabola
Original file size
60,377KB

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