It’s not unusual to see purple gallinules in the marsh at the start of the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve. They usually feed off the alligator flag plants there.
But now they were right on the trails. After being closed for 2 months, I guess they got use to be on the trails and feeding off the plants there. I passed several of them as I walked down Marsh Rabbit Run Trail and they didn’t even bother stopping or acting scared and running. They just kept eating while I walked past them. I don’t know if that’s a good thing. Maybe as the park got more crowded later in the day they went into hiding but early in the morning they were out.
They really do look like they dipped their beaks into paint, don’t they? Great pics and neat to see on the trail!
They are a beautiful color. Great capture of the Purple Gallinule. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend.