Bird Photos / Virginia Rail9/10/2005
I saw this bird at Swan Harbor in Havre de Grace, MD on September 10th, 2005. It flew out of the brush on the south side of the marsh (the side toward the road), and then it walked around pecking for food. I couldn't get a very good look at it due to all of the intervening brush, cattails, etc. I wasn't sure of this bird's identity, but the majority of the people from the MDOSPREY email group who responded to my request for help said this was a Virginia Rail.