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Nocturnal

Owner Frank Gallo

Stationary
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: To our amazement, the bird flew in from the ocean side and crash landed in a rose bush just east of the platform. It fell through the foliage down to the ground where it stood dazed for a minute or so in plain view. Photos were taken. It was a small rail, slightly smaller than a Sora, overall yellowish in color with a small yellowish chicken-like bill, alternating dark with obvious white braces down the back, with horizontal white hash marks, a dark cheek and cap. The white wing patches were not seen but the rest of the bird was seen well. It was photographed (poorly) but the horizontal white bars across the back can clearly be seen. Seen by Patrick Dugan, John and Becky Gallo and Frank Gallo. Bird ran off into dense cover. I have seen several and even held one.