Miscellaneous Items

Tomorrow morning I fly to Tucson for six days of birding in Southeast Arizona.  This along with Alaska remains one of the only areas of North America where it’s still possible to rack-up some impressive numbers of year-birds.  I’ll comment much more tomorrow on strategy and target birds.  I received these photos from Denise Shields of the Yellow Rail Walk at Anauhuac NWR on April 23.  This was immediately  after finding a single Yellow Rail.  Bill and I “High Fived” out of jubilation.

Jubilation at the Yellow Rail Walk (Photo by Denise Shields)

I’ll be back at least once more to Texas.  A June trip to try for Hook-billed Kites, Yellow-greened Vireo and Masked Duck.

Bill and John Vanderpoel congratulating each other ((Photo by Denise Shields)

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3 Responses to Miscellaneous Items

  1. Awesome photos to celebrate the rail! Good luck in Arizona.

  2. Laurent says:

    Wait, everybody is looking down at something (except the two 6’4 birders…) …..is it possible that you got THAT close a good look of a yellow rail?

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. John Vanderpoel says:

    Yes, Laurent. We actually were this close to a Yellow Rail. In fact it flew up into a ladies hands before flying off (when I photographed it)!

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