King Rail

Expect the Unexpected at Viera Wetlands

July 4, 2011 - Dyeyo and I went to Viera Wetlands this morning with hopes of finding some of the babies reported on Birdbrains, and maybe the Fulvous Whistling Duck that was photographed there yesterday.   It’s summer, though, and I wasn’t optimistic that we’d find much, especially since we don’t get to Viera often and so are not…... Read more

February Photo Walk at Circle B Bar Reserve

February 26, 2011 - Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks The King Rail posed for the group in its usual spot along Marsh Rabbit Run.... King Rail About halfway down the Marsh Rabbit Run trail, our group paused to watch the eagle's nest across the marsh.... Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch, American Robin, Anhinga,…... Read more

You Know it’s Springtime at Circle B Bar Reserve if…

February 20, 2011 - Common Yellowthroat We did not see the star American Bittern at his usual place, and the King Rail made only brief appearances at his "Four Corners" hangout.... After our walk around the Eagle Roost, we stopped back at the King Rail hideout to check one last time for the…... Read more

Finally! I Photographed a Painted Bunting at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

February 13, 2011 - Pine Warbler Yellow-Throated Warbler Just beyond the "Four Corners", in its usual spot on Marsh Rabbit Run, I found the King Rail posing out in the open.... King Rail The Marsh Rabbit Run trail was kind of quiet, probably because it was around 10:00 before I started down it.... Yellowthroat,…... Read more

Spring is in the Air at the Circle B Bar Reserve

February 12, 2011 - Red-Bellied Woodpecker The King Rail was still in his spot at the "Four Corners" intersection, just a little way down from the American Bittern that always poses.  Someone remarked today that it must be the most-photographed bittern in all of North America!  As we left, a photography group of about…... Read more

The Bird Paparazzi Grows at Circle B Bar Reserve

January 22, 2011 - Glossy Ibis with fish A King Rail has been staying in about the same spot for the last week.... King Rail I don't think I can go to Circle B without taking a picture of the Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks.... River Otter Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch (heard),…... Read more

King Rail at Sunset at the Circle B Bar Reserve

January 16, 2011 - I saw my first-ever King Rail at the Circle B Reserve tonight.... I saw the King Rail as I turned onto Marsh Rabbit Run.... King Rail A bunch of Blue-Winged Teals have been hanging out in the canal on the south side of Marsh Rabbit Run, right underneath the trees…... Read more