Friday, July 19, 2013

Rufous-necked Wood-Rail video: foraging in the rain

I took this short video clip showing this Wood-Rail in late morning on Monday, July 15, before I left to drive back to Colorado. It forages in the open water of the wetland at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge where it found some great habitat to meet it’s needs in this location hundreds of miles north of it’s normal range. (I suggest watching the video in full-screen mode to truly see this bird as it successfully looks for fish in the water). I am disappointed that Youtube compresses the videos so some quality is lost. Though there is a rear-view much of the time, the Wood-Rail does turn several times, with nice filtered light hitting it, providing nice views of it's colorful plumage. SeEtta