Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sora

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes and NC Sue @ Image-in-ing

For this week's Wild Bird I am sharing the Sora I saw while in Florida.. It came out into the open at the Viera Wetlands..just as I was driving by..The Sora was not a lifer for me my first sighting was Sora @ Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico and last year I saw it in a local Maryland Park.  They are always cool birds to see..


The Sora is a secretive bird in the rail family. It has a short yellow bill, black face and a triangle-shaped body..


I was able to click two some what clear shots of my Sora..


The Sora did not stay out in the open long before it hightailed back into the reeds..

 I hope you enjoyed the Sora and my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes and Sue for NC-SUE @ image-in-ing

thanks to all of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

88 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

neer heard or seen this bird but if it is in the rail family then it is hard to find and photograph so you did very well to get these shots.

✿ chica said...

Captaste muito bem o SORA! Lindas fotos! Ótimo dia! bjs, chica

Tom said...

A Sora, what a fat little guy. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Mersad said...

Really beautiful images. Love the light blue in the feathers of the bird!

diane b said...

The Sora a new one for me. It has nice plumage.

Sara D.B. said...

I don't know much about birds, but that one looks very interesting and unusual. What a fascinating face! Great photos!

DeniseinVA said...

A very interesting bird, one I have never seen or heard of before. Great photos Eileen.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
I have never seen a Sora before!
What a beautiful bird indeed!!
Great captures!!Excellent shots!Great work!!Have a lovely week ahead!
Dimi...

Mildred said...

Thanks so much for sharing the photos. New to me and very unique looking. Enjoy your day, Eileen.

Gayle said...

Very nice photos of the Sora. Enjoy your day.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That's a totally new one for me - thanks for bringing it to our eyes!!! YAM xx

Nancy Chan said...

Eileen, you know so much about birds and their names. This Sora is so cute and looks chubby.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

hmmm...never have seen one during my sunday safaris. But many more FL parks for me to visit.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Never seen one , it is a lovely looking bird to ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's a wonderful hobby, isn't it? I do enjoy your photos.

Sandra said...

my very first viewing of a Sora, a new one for me. so cute and a little odd looking..

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, As one who loves trains AND birding, it is interesting to learn about the RAIL family of birds. Thanks for sharing your neat photos and teaching me something new!

Karen S. said...

What an interesting and cute bird, new to me. A most lovely neighborhood it lives in too!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I never even heard of it before.

Congrats, Eileen!
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TexWisGirl said...

they're just neat looking birds!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wonderful photos of this quick bird.
Best regards, Synnöve

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
This bird I've never seen.
Good shots.

Linda W. said...

What a pretty blue color!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't think I've ever seen one! What a great sighting! Sweet hugs, Diane

Bob Bushell said...

The lovely Sora, you have a load of patience, beautiful.

Helma said...

This bird looks like our water rail.
Very nice that you could put this in the picture Eileen.
Greetings, Helma

Stephanie said...

Another bird I have not heard or seen before. Great captures!

Gwen said...

I've not only never seen this type of bird, but I've never heard the name, either. Thanks for broadening my horizons with beautiful photos! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

That's so pretty. I love the bird with its surroundings. Sure makes a pretty photo!

Karen said...

Cool looking bird. I have never seen one. Terrific shots!

Florence said...

Oh my! I've never seen a Sora. He/she is just beautiful! I hope to take a birding trip to Florida next winter. So many birds, so little time!

Linda Kay said...

Very strange bird, Eileen...I've never seen one like it.

Debbie said...

i have never heard of nor seen this bird!!! with markings and color similar to a sparrow, i am assuming it is much bigger!!!

beautiful eileen, you sure have been spotting some unusual birds!!!!

Mama Zen said...

Really pretty bird! I've never seen one.

Kerry said...

I never heard of this guy. What a beauty! You must have very sharp eyes.

Silver Parrot said...

Really interesting bird!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos! I've only seen a Sora in the distance. They are very shy of humans.

Findlay Wilde said...

Apart from the short bill, it looks so much like our Water Rails. A brilliant set of pictures. I really enjoyed seeing them.

Felicia said...

have never heard of it, of course I know nil about birds...at least the majority of them.

wonderful shot Eileen.

Diane AZ said...

I've never seen a Sora before, beautiful bird, nice shots!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Great pictures ;-)
Céline & Philippe

amanda peters said...

Well spotted like our Water Rail, a hard bird to see. Have to say it's one I have missed up to now

Brian King said...

I've never seen one and it sounds like photos are hard to get. Nice shots!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

This is the first time I've seen a Sora. I'd be so excited to see one in real life. It's beautiful!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful bird, Eileen.
I have neither heard of, nor seen this beauty before. Love the very natural surroundings.
PS.
Sora - I had a neighbor by that name and she did drive fast (flew).

Frauke { it's me! } said...

What a beautiful colored bird!
Have a nice week ... Frauke

Adam Tilt said...

What a great bird. Like a beefed up version of our Water Rail.

Andy said...

Can't say I ever spotted one of those before.
Stopping by via Wild Bird Wednesday!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are a great bird and very hard to spot! We saw them a couple of times on the Texas Gulf Coast, never here.

Gail said...

I am not very lucky with bird shots but I am learning.

This is amazing.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, i don't think I have ever spotted a Sora. I will keep my eyes open for one around and about here in Florida. Nice picture of the bird. Reminds me vaguely of its cousin the Coot. Have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow!

Our photos said...

Wow, what a beautiful colored bird ! Very nice !

The Yum List said...

Thanks for a close up look at this shy bird.

Frank said...

I can recall looking for one on the Texas coast without any success!

Nice pics Eileen.

Rose said...

I have only seen these one time...over in Illinois

you can see my post of them here:

http://rose-treadway.blogspot.com/2014/05/sora.html

Pat said...

Great captures, Eileen.

ann said...

What a cool bird. Such color and such great photos. That's why I enjoy your blog so much.

Happyone said...

Great pictures. I don't think I've ever heard of this kind of bird.

Cloudia said...

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Daniel LaFrance said...

Most impressive to see one come out. Lovely captures!

Carola Bartz said...

What a beautiful bird!!! I've never heard of it - but then I am not that familiar with all the birds in America and their names. You got some very nice pictures!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Beautiful pictures of the Sora, enjoyable background too!

Linda said...

Interesting, especially that you saw one in Maryland.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've never seen a Sora bird before< Eileen. Pretty bird and looks quite large! It remind me of a partridge.

Susan (ABON) said...

Congratulations on your wonderful find, very attractive bird!

CountryMouse said...

I've never seen this bird before. It is a beautiful colour. That is the problem with wild birds they just won't do what you want :)

NC Sue said...

I've never seen this particular bird. Please come share him at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-walk-on-beach.html

Jessica Claudio said...

Wow. What gorgeous images, and a unique article. I can't wait to check out more of your site.

Lynne said...

I did enjoy, how beautiful . . . a first time view for me!

Susan said...

Hi Eileen, I was really excited to see such an interesting and very beautiful bird. I love those blue markings.
The surroundings are just perfect for the bird's secretive nature too :D). Good finding !!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, linda ave bem fotografada, desconhecia a mesma, sua publicação é excelente.
AG

Indrani said...

A new bird for me. You got good captures of it.

Gillian Olson said...

Interesting bird and a new one to me, thanks Eileen.

Crafty Green Poet said...

a very hamdsone rail, well done on getting the photos!

DougPhoto2009 said...

Eileen, have only heard this bird. Thanks for sharing.

Marie C said...

Hi Eileen!
The first time I went to the Wetlands (a hot birding spot here in Tucson) there was a group of people with a guide who was pointing out the sora in the edge of the reeds. I couldn't get close enough to see, but I have looked for one since because the guide said they were so elusive. Maybe one day I will catch a glimpse. Great sighting! And great photos!

LV said...

Very interesting and informative post.

NC Sue said...

I'd never even heard of a sora. It's an interesting bird!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-walk-on-beach.html

bettyl-NZ said...

Some birds are so fast! Your shots are great. Thanks for sharing--I've never heard of this bird before.

Mari said...

Sora looks like a lovely bird. I noticed it has kinda round bulky body.

Stewart M said...

Cracking looking bird - looks a lot like a water rail.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What an amazing bird! I have never heard of a Sora - love the markings! xo

handmade by amalia said...

What a gorgeous bird.
Amalia
xo

NatureFootstep said...

this is one I have not seen before. Thanks for sharing the unusual bird :)

Noushka said...

WOW!!
I am pretty sure it is not easy to spot the Rora, it must but even shyer than the rail!
Well done Eileen!

Rambling Woods said...

Another new bird to me..Interesting name.. Thank you for linking in Eileen... Michelle

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. Yes I'm back from Menorca and catching up as best I can.

The Sora Rail is a real nice find. I remember seeing one on the Isles of Scilly, the bird flown across the Atlantic by strong autumn winds. Didn't see it nearly as well as your pictures though!

David Gascoigne said...

Three times I saw Sora last year. The first time I didn't have a camera with me and the next two times it was in and out of the reeds so quickly there was no chance. Congratulations on these shots.