Saturday, October 04, 2008

I returned and got some shots of his head and bill. Consensus from ebirds advisers is that it is a Virginia Rail.



I walked by the vacant lot which is bounded by 35th and 36th St and between 1st Ave and the FDR. I saw this little bird, pictured above and below. This is the best I could do, as he is behind a chain link fence. I saw a long bill before he tucked his head in.

3 comments:

David M. Quintana said...

It looks like a starling to me...

Yojimbot said...

poor little guy...he doesnt look happy. yes virginal rail is most likely (look at the feet david mq).

J

corey said...

Thanks for posting about this bird on the listserv. I got there this afternoon and the bird was in the exact same spot. It was injured though (probably why it was where it was) so I contacted a wildlife rehabber and we managed to capture the bird...she hopes it will recover enough that it can be released.