Mystery Bird

by Paul
(Spokane, WA USA)


This odd sounding bird was spotted in marshlands in Eastern Washington. It squeaks like a mouse and swims like a duck but has no webbed feet and has a beak instead of a bill. It's tail sticks straight up. 10" long, yellow beak, black mask. I put a video of it on youtube. The link is:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loIz9YBodGc&feature=youtu.be


Comment;
I believe that is a Sora.
Susan

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Jul 20, 2012
Mystery solved
by: Paul

I believe you are absolutely right, Susan! Not very common in Eastern Washington where the annual rainfall is 14 inches (and most of that is snow!)
This Sora was so secretive and illusive that it took a week to get 30 seconds of film of him!
Thanks for your help and for solving the mystery! I'll leave the post here for a while for others to enjoy.

Happy birding! Paul

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