I had seen a Sora a couple of times before at Lake Estes but never in Rocky Mountain National Park.
We were out for a little hike when I heard this squawking noise. I asked Phil if he thought it was a bird or a kid. We didn’t know. He went one way to find some wildflowers and I went the other way trying to figure out just what was making that noise!
I came upon a beautiful Sora who was running all over the place…in the water, out of the water, across the trail, in the marsh, across the log…and squawking all the time!
As I clicked away I could see something moving slowly about in the mud. It was a little baby chick. It was just adorable, black with a red spot on its head and around its beak. How cute is that?
Have you ever seen a Sora? Beautiful bird, don’t you think? I love how you can see her reflection in the water. And look at the size of her feet…amazing!