I nearly walked right past this pretty Purple Gallinule the other evening, but my husband caught sight of him peeking out from behind this Fireflag plant.What a treat! As we stood nearby on the boardwalk the Gallinule clambered up and down the narrow stalks to get at the tasty purple Fireflag flowers. He was no more than 2-3 feet away – we could have easily reached out and touched him!Upside down and backwards works, too – whatever it takes to get at the core of those yummy blossoms.
My husband suggested, “Why not take a video?” Good idea! This short clip gives you a feel for our lovely wetlands, and a sense of the eagerness with which this Purple Gallinule chomped away on his evening snack!