Our neighborhood Sora continues to make itself visible. Chris Takacs caught the usually secretive bird this morning in the DeKorte Park Shorebird Pool from his viewpoint along the Marsh Discovery Trail. The bird is not uncommon to the region, but is a rare sight. According to Allaboutbirds.org, the Sora is a small, secretive bird of freshwater marshes and the most common and widely distributed rail in North America. Its distinctive descending whinny call can be easily heard, but actually seeing the little marsh-walker is much more difficult.