|Sora (Porzana carolina) [Image from an Internet source]|
Two years ago, Pennypack birder Michael Grubb found a Sora on another of the Raytharn Farm grassland trails, but that bird was dead.
I have no idea why a fairly uncommon bird almost always associated with marshes would be found high and dry in the prairie-like grasslands we have established in parts of the Pennypack Preserve. Nor do I have any idea why these birds are in bad shape. It's great that they're here, but not if the preserve is acting as a "sink" in which the birds fall victim to predators or disease.
Posted by David Robertson