Date: 1/2/19 12:46 pm
From: A. P. Aldrich <aaldrich1955...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] King Rail questions
King Rail questions


For the second year KIRA have successfully had young here in Wells, Maine.
On 6/19/2018 a nest with 11 eggs was found. On July 3rd and 4th , 7 chicks
hatched.

Will the young migrate back to the same place where they were born?

Also, after they are old enough to breed will they return to the place of
their birth with a mate that is not their sibling, or will they mate with
their sibling?

I saw online that they can start to breed at one or two years of age, so
could the marsh this year, or next get invaded with lots of KIRA?

Thank you

Andy Aldrich

North Berwick, Maine

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