pose for the camera
I’ve posted a few Purple Gallinule photos lately because that is what I have been seeing. There are a lot of them. Relatively speaking. Also, they make such a loud and distinctive call that even when you don’t see them you can tell where they are, which let’s you stand around and wait for them to pop out of the grasses. It helps that the they don’t really seem to be very skittish around humans if you stay back a bit and stand still.