December 30, 2018
For a few years now, I’ve been hearing the sound of Clapper Rails in the salt marshes but never saw one. I would try to sneak up on them on my kayak when I heard them, but they would become silent and I couldn’t see them.
When I started going out on the boardwalk over the salt marsh in our community to watch the sunrise, I started to get lucky. Occasionally, a Clapper Rail would come out of the grasses and run along side or under the boardwalk.
On one particular morning, I was able to get some video of these elusive birds.