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What is this little water bird #8167476 02/13/21 02:34 AM
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What kind of bird is this little guy. It was the size of the dove no larger.
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Re: What is this little water bird [Re: HornSlayer] #8167568 02/13/21 03:49 AM
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I would use my go to bird ID chart based off of that one blurry pic.
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Re: What is this little water bird [Re: HornSlayer] #8167601 02/13/21 04:18 AM
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Worst picture ever

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Pretty sure its a Snipe coming up a cowtrail. Get a toesack.

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Well it was 25 degrees and that little $hit was walking down the middle of the creek. 🤣
It was definitely a water bird with a beak like a duck.

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Be sure to return Bill's camera when you're done with it.

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Did you take that picture with a potato?

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Originally Posted by Superduty
Did you take that picture with a potato?

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Originally Posted by jetdad
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Re: What is this little water bird [Re: Superduty] #8167942 02/13/21 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Superduty
Did you take that picture with a potato?

Now that’s funny.

Ok here is the original. I was maybe 20’ from it.
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Originally Posted by HornSlayer
What kind of bird is this little guy. It was the size of the dove no larger.
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It's got the size and coloration of a Wilsons Snipe but not the bill so I'm going to say immature Sora.


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Google "Rails" in Texas to see if any of those look familiar.


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Thank you sir.
Here is the mini video the camera created.


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Re: What is this little water bird [Re: HornSlayer] #8168489 02/13/21 10:32 PM
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Yep, without seeing it in person, I would call it a rail. Probably a Sora Rail. Usually I only see them in N TX during the September season. But I have flushed one now and then while Snipe hunting so some do stick around. It can be hard to get them to fly and when they do they fly like grasshoppers then disappear in the weeds. Neat little birds. They can flatten their chest and run though the thickest of marsh grass and weeds. Thus the phrase "skinny as a rail".

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Mystery solved my dear Watson.


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