Common Gallinule*
Gallinula galeata
(L 14" WS 21" Wt 11 oz)
Lake Woodruff Nat’l
Wildlife Refuge
*recently split from
the Common Moorhen
Viera Wetlands
In Spring in pond in grove by the old streamlet amongst
the reeds the moorhen built her nest
A bulky mass just above the water level of flags and long
dried grass the material she liked best
(Francis Duggan)