Purple Gallinule, a rare species in Ontario

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Purple Gallinules are seldom seen in Ontario. This young bird showed up at the Blenheim Sewage Lagoons in late August, 2020. It spent a lot of its time skulking in the bulrushes and Phragmites along the shoreline, but on one occasion I was able to get to a spot where it was more out in the open. Dozens of birders from southern Ontario and beyond travelled to see it, and most people did.
Taken By
Allen Woodliffe
Taken On
October 8, 2020
purple gallinule waterbird rare species
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