On my way home from work today I dropped by Secret Lake Park (which I just recently discovered about 2 weeks ago, so I guess it lives up to its name). I was hoping to find some evidence of breeding birds. It was fun to see Common Grackles begging their mothers for food and a couple Brown Thrashers collecting food to bring back to a nest, but even more fun was a family of five Common Gallinules--two adults with three little ones. One of them waded out into the water a little, and I thought it made for a pretty cute photo.
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