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Stone Harbor Clapper Rail Fest

While visiting the Wetlands Institute, I walked out onto an elevated platform in time to see three Clapper Rails (including a youngster) foraging.

I had never seen more than one at a time before (in the Meadowlands), and then at a distance. At the Wetlands Institute, it's apparently no big deal.

One man's ceiling is another man's floor, and all that.