Look at this bird!

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  1. Gina B

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    http://literaryworks.blogspot.com/2010/04/name-that-bird.html

    You can click on it to see it bigger. I snapped the pic yesterday in the front yard.

    What is it?! From what I looked up, it seems like a type of sandpiper, but I can't find any type of sandpiper that doesn't have a white belly.

    WHAT IS IN MY YARD?! LOL

    It's a-drivin-me-crazeh!
     
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    Looks like a young wren to me. It's definitely not a sandpiper.
     
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    That doesn't not look like the sand pipers we get here at all. But I also don't have a clue as it could be.
     
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    I've never been near OK but it looks like a Rail to me, a type of swamp bird.

    Rob
     
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    Deacon, I think you're exactly right! I looked up rails and found that one called the Water Rail looks EXACTLY like this one did. I took about 20 photos, some of it still, from the side, from the top, etc., and that's a complete match.
    It's a pretty thing. What caught my attention first was that long beak and the unusual color of it. At least for me. I've never seen one of those before!
     
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    The rail pic from Deacon still fits better. That one's tail is too long and the feet/beak the wrong color, although the shape and color look pretty similar!

    I put an even bigger photo up there on the same place, same post so you could see.
     
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    The rail definitely makes sense and looks just like it. So you have your answer! It's a rail! I've never heard of them!
     
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    I've never heard of a Water Rail or a Red Knot--LOL! It is a pretty bird, Gina. Maybe you will see him again. :)
     
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    Beat me to it...I just found the rail, was excited...and realized the work had already been done!

    My first thought was a lesser woodcock...but I coudn't get the exact coloration right.

    Yep. Rail.
     
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    Gina ----- I kid you not----its a Snipe!!! Look it up and then tell yourself that Blackbird told you so!!!
     

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