This adult Sora (Porzana carolina) was observed bathing on a very hot day. Although Soras are fairly common and widespread they are quite illusive and for the most part; overlooked. These limpkins are often heard but not seen. They have an upslurred ser-wee! song that is followed by a downward series of deeeee-dee-dee-dee-dee.
This photo was taken in Ottawa, ON (Canada) with a Canon EOS 40D, a 300mm f2.8 lens and a 1.4t.c.
This image is cropped and processed in AP.