what a fun morning! letting our dog back in to the house in the morning, I notice his head is buried in some hosta’s near our back door, sometimes when he has done this out pops a mouse or chipmunk scurrying for cover, this time a two legged creature came scurrying out…hey that looks like a rail…Grabbed the dog, put him inside. Relocated the little juvenile sora, at first it stayed in the cover of bushes and behind a bin that the lawnmower is kept. I sat still and it came out and foraged a bit in the yard, and under some blueberry bushes…now that is one backyard bird.
PS. Heard a barred owl a couple nights ago.