"THEY REALLY HAVE LANDED" - Sora

May 20, 2024  •  1 Comment

"THEY REALLY HAVE LANDED"

Sora - 9 Photos

 

It's almost hard to believe that this small bird can migrate from southern regions of the United States & Mexico, etc. to its breeding grounds much farther north, including Alberta, Canada & beyond. In fact, I've rarely seen it fly and even catching a glimpse is a treasured experience as the Sora leans towards secrecy often staying hidden in dense vegetation. Usually, they are more often heard rather than seen.

 

So it was with a little trepidation that I reached for the camera, having spotted a Sora making its way through the vegetation close to the creek bank, where I was sitting. I believe it may have run out of cover of the marsh grasses and decided to backtrack (Photo #1). It then took a quick swim across the creek where it continued its foraging, searching for seeds and aquatic insects (Photo # 2). And yes, there was success with at least one insect (Photo # 4)

 

It was then back to more searching of the marsh vegetation (Photo #5 through Photo #9) before disappearing up the bank and into the grass. 

 

So they really have landed here for another breeding season and with those almost alien looking toes & feet, perhaps "they do walk among us". 

 

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Urszula(non-registered)
Excellent photos!
Great light and details of this illusive bird. Love those big feet :)
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