The Purple Gallinule is one of my favorite wetland birds. I loved how this one looked, surrounded by the dark green plants and dark blues of the water on a late afternoon December walk.
We see them frequently here, all throughout the year. Their colors are just glorious in the sun, as their feathers truly shimmer in iridescent blues and greens. Even their beaks are wonderful, with their light blue shield, red center, and bright yellow tip!