A Common Gallinule made its way to the DeKorte Park Shorebird Pool yesterday. Chris Takacs reported seeing the colorful bird from the Shorewalk both yesterday morning and evening. Here’s more about the Common Gallinule from allaboutbirds.org:
The most widely distributed member of the rail family, the Common Gallinule inhabits marshes and ponds from Canada to Chile, from northern Europe to southern Africa, and across Asia to the Pacific. Vocal and boldly marked, the species can be quite conspicuous, sometimes using its long toes to walk atop floating vegetation.