Ford County SFL Sunrise Sora (20 October 2013)
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About This Shoot
Date: 20 October 2013
Location: Ford County SFL, Kansas
Shoot Type: Wildlife
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Synopsis:
The evening before, Jeff and I heard at least three Sora calling amongst the heavy vegetation in the water near the shore of the lake. I then decided to try and photograph this species the next morning, finding a potential favorable spot under cover of darkness to shoot from. I ended up succeeding in getting the Sora! One came out briefly for excellent looks at less than 15 yards range from where I was set up.

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20 October 2013

Ford County SFL Sunrise Sora


Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:01:58 -0500
Immature Sora photographed at Ford SFL. 20 October 2013
After I got off work this morning, I decided to photograph waterfowl and anything else on the water I could find. I picked out a favorable location along the east shore and set up shop before twilight. I spent a little under two hours at this spot, concealed fairly well.. at least enough such that teal and coot would float by at less than 10 yards without any pause. The highlight of the shoot was an immature Sora that popped out of thick, partially submerged brush near the shore. This was quite a treat after hearing it vocalize for awhile. I also heard at least a couple others vocalizing at more of a distance. Below is a 5-image series of the Sora emerging out of the brush and floating out in open view briefly.

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