Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Juvenile Common Gallinule at Laurel Creek

Juvenile Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
at Laurel Creek
31 August 2013

   While birding from the culvert on Beaver Creek Road Miriam and I were delighted to discover our first ever Common Gallinule at Laurel Creek. The fact that this bird is a juvenile perhaps suggests that breeding has occurred, but despite subsequent visits we have only been able to find this single juvenile. It seems to frequent the same area of the marsh and emerges close to dusk.

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