Virginia Rail Photographs © Bill Schmoker

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Virginia Rail, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/07. Repeated snow storms and a deep cold snap had frozen most area water bodies, but the outlet to a small lake kept open and the bird (along with a few Wilson's Snipe) successfully hunted for crayfish (see last image.)

Virginia Rail, Walden Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado, 10/05.

Virginia Rail, Walden Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado, 10/05.

Virginia Rail, Walden Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado, 10/05.

Virginia Rail, Walden Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado, 6/05.

Virginia Rail, Walden Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado, 6/05.

Virginia Rail, Walden Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado, 6/05.

Virginia Rail, Walden Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado, 6/05.

Virginia Rail, Walden Ponds, Boulder County, Colorado, 6/05.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org