I will name him "Puffy"
August 12, 2014 5:49 PM Subscribe
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Petaluma couple rescue tiny ambulatory pom-pom; turns out to be rare shorebird
Black rails are the smallest North American rails
. They are mostly found along the eastern seaboard, but there is a small, resident population in the Bay Area. The birds are secretive and rarely seen, making it hard to determine their conservation status. With the disappearance of Bay Area marshes and wetlands, the black rail has also moved into inland areas
that are semi-permanently flooded by irrigation water.