Clapper Rail, Railus longirostris: Bolivar Peninsula, TexasBack in November, I posted photos of Clapper Rails that I had photographed on the Bolivar Peninsula, Just east of Galveston, Texas. I recently found this image in the lot. I took this shot just as the rail had finished preening and then raised its feathers. I love the look of the ruffled neck feathers and the slightly raised wings.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/800 second @ f7.1