Date: 4/7/21 8:41 pm From: Emilie Danna <emilie.danna...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Wilson's snipe, Sora, Gallinule at Coast Casey Forebay
Continuing today's adventures...
To finish the day, my son and I went to our favorite evening spot at "Charleston Slough/Coast Casey Forebay". The small pond just north of the parking lot on Terminal Blvd often has interesting birds in late afternoon / early evening.
As soon as we arrived, we saw a *Sora* with its bright yellow bill, but it disappeared quickly in the reeds before I could take a photo. Conversely, we were lucky to get very good looks of two *Common Gallinules* that were swimming in the same spot. While we were enjoying the rest of the birds, a well-camouflaged bird caught our eye. It was hiding in the clumps of dried vegetation, emerging once in a while. We guess it was a *Wilson's snipe* (very long bill, streaks on the back, striped head). Please take a look at the photos and let us know what you think. Thank you!