King Rails! Jan Palland photographed what appeared to be a pair of King Rails with 4 babies in the Long Pond Unit yesterday. I decided to go see if I could find them this evening. That meant having to hike through thistle and other sorts of pickery plants.
I would dip on the rails, but did have a chance to chase a Dickcissel through the Long Pond meadows next to the North Causeway. That included some bushwhacking and trudging through very soft mud. But I got a few pics, and even found a cooperative Bobolink on the way out.