Posted by: Phil | November 1, 2015

The Sora.


This picture was taken in early July. For the botanical garden this is a rare bird. I first heard its cries but was unable to spot it. And then, I saw the young appear out of nowhere. I was hidden behind a hedge that faced a pond when I saw this ungainly little bird with its large feet scamper across the pond. It is an ugly bird when it is young, with its red beak, all black and its small yellow stubble under the chin. If they are afraid by something they will skim across the pond at lighting speed. It is from the rail family and quail sized when it is in the adult phase. A very numerous bird in freshwater ponds and marshes.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300mm, iso 160, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens 75-300mm, iso 160, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

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