Karin and I drove up to Cape Ann area, on Saturday 5/22, where we had the opportunity to look for the Purple Gallinule, that was first found Jane and Steve Mirick on 5/15. A couple of birders walking along High Street were kind enough to show us the exact spot they had seen it. Within minutes we had a somewhat obstructed view of this stunning marsh bird. It disappeared in the thick brushy cover, but soon we re-found it. I took several dozen digi-scope shots of the Gallinue as it walked and fed in between the dense vegetation and brush.
an up-right pose