Slightly Extralimital Virginia Rail family on Rail Trail in Rupert, Vermont

Scott Varney

While hiking next to a small pond and marsh area today, my sister and I stumbled across a group of at least 3 adult Virginia Rails with several little babies. The adults began kiddicking and grunting at about 6 pm and we got lots of photos. Best looks I've ever had at this species!  The baby birds were clumsy little black balls of "fur"!  

Rupert, VT is literally just across the border from Salem, NY on County Route 153. 

Scott Varney
Salem, NY

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