The Black Rail was heard briefly at Huntley Meadows this morning (Friday, 14 June). I heard it twice between 8 and 8:15 a.m., both times calling for less than a minute before falling silent. I heard it from the same spot along the boardwalk that was previously described, but the bird was some distance from the boardwalk when it called (and not within the area encircled by the boardwalk). The two times I heard it this morning were the only times I heard it while spending two hours at the spot last night and a little over four hours this morning. Maybe it will be more vocal tonight. Also at Huntley last night were the Glossy Ibis (also spotted this morning) and two adult Yellow-crowned Night-Herons (fly-bys) along with the more usual species. Mike Stinson Dillwyn, VA cms@xxxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: <Gwbirds37@xxxxxxx> To: <Va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 6:21 PM Subject: [va-bird] Black Rail ??? > > Has anyone heard or seen the Rail yesterday or today? I'm not getting all of > my e-mail messages and have seen no postings on the Rail these past two days. > > Gerry Weinberger > Doswell > You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.