Wakodahatchee, January 2, 2012

Purple Gallinule searching the leaves for bugs

Visited Wakodahatchee in hopes of seeing Anne’s Wuderman’s heron.  The heron didn’t show up but I was thrilled to find a couple of Purple Gallinules feeding in the foliage.   It was late in the afternoon and very overcast so I used fill flash and a “Better Beamer” flash extender to bring out the colors of these beautiful birds.
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  1. haley eagan 03/18/2012 at 4:29 PM #

    it looks pretty! why is the bird called purple if its multi colored?:)

    • Susan 03/27/2012 at 3:43 PM #

      Thanks Haley. I guess because it has some purple on it which is an unusual color for a bird.