Date: 5/6/19 4:44 pm
From: Ron & Amy Burkert <raburkert...>
Subject: Virginia Rail mating - Allegheny County
Had the pleasure to meet Marge Van Tassel and her friend Debby at the Harrison Hills pond boardwalk this afternoon. We all got to see and hear grunt calls from the rail(s).

After the ladies left, I stayed and was rewarded with additional sightings and both at the same time which turned into another copulation, although this time it was really obscured but like Friday’s there was a post-mating preening session, especially by one of the birds.

Ron Burkert
Oakmont, PA
Sent from my iPhone
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