[CT Birds] Out of place rail carcass, Monroe
james.winkelmann at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 12:47:42 EDT 2016
While walking the dogs this morning at Webb Mtn in Monroe, discovered what
appears to be a juvenile Clapper Rail carcass on the side of the gravel
road leading to the campsites. For those not familiar, Webb Mountain is a
park consisting almost entirely of mature interior forest adjacent to the
Housatonic River, about 15 miles inland and at some elevation -- tall
hemlocks and hardwoods, steep rock faces and outcroppings, dark shady
understory, etc. -- so obviously this bird is/was well out of place.
Here's a link to a picture of the unfortunate subject if you're interested:
(as always with links from dropbox, you can simply "X" out of the login
prompt to get to the linked page....).
Interesting to ponder what happened here - likely migrant along the river
that didn't make it? Who knows...
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