Found this smallish rail last month in Florida in a freshwater marsh preserve. These are secretive birds and this one was no exception. We could not have asked for better timing as we were leaving the marsh, and the sun was just below the trees, I happened to glance into a small low area where we had gotten a quick glance of him before as he scampered up the embankment into the brush. There he was getting a drink and a quick bath. This is one of those times I had made the lucky choice of having the 80 - 400mm. Not being encumbered with the big glass and tripod over my shoulder, made it easier to catch a few frames before he retreated quickly up the embankment and out of sight. A lifer for me. C&C welcome.
D4S, Nikon 80 - 400mm @ 400mm, 1/200, f 7.1, ISO 1600, HH.