I tried for the King Rail a few times, and did not locate the bird. I tried during afternoon hours, evening, and I also went during the night. My finds at Conneaut Marsh were
Virginia Rails ( numerous birds) Sora ( only 2) Common Gallinule ( 1 bird calling, kinda early) numerous Swamp Sparrows numerous Tree Swallows 2 Eastern Phoebes 1 Wilsons Snipe 4 Northern Shoverlers 2 Brown Creepers Rusty Blackbirds ( a handful) 2 Barred Owls plus the norm
The bird movement on my property has picked up. I've had a lot come and go...but many birds are lingering and setting up house.
Some Birds on my property, I'm sure the numbers are larger..but..
2 Eastern Towhees 2 Eastern Phoebees ( building nest under my back porch) Black Capped Chickadees nesting in my one bird box 10 plus Dark Eyed Juncos 5 plus Am Tree Sparrows 2 Red Breasted Nuthatches ( I hope they stay for the summer, but I know this pair will be leaving soon. Every morning I hang/fill my feeders both meet me for seed from my hand. I posted a video on FB of them doing this) 1 Brown Creeper 1 Yellow Bellied Sapsucker ( been here all winter, enjoys Bark Butter) 3 Eastern Bluebirds ( I've collected a few House Sparrows in my trap..hoping the Bluebirds go back to the box) 5 Rusty Blackbirds 3 Red Wing Blackbirds Golden Crowned Kinglets ( a handful) 9 Purple Finches ( a nice size flock visitng feeders daily) I have so many Goldfinches I wont count them or House Finches 2 Chipping Sparrows 2 Pileated Woodpeckers 1 Carolina Wren 2 Song Sparrows Plus the normal visitors.
My yard has a lot of native wild flowers. Trout Lily is everywhere and growing throughout my lawn, flower beds, hillside, etc. My Trillium hasn't bloomed yet, I also have some Dutchman Breaches, and a lot more. I've been IDIng them w/ help of some of my good friends who know a lot about flowers.