|A Sora Rail peaking through the cattails in Rock Cut State Park, Rockford, IL; 5/9/2010.|
|A blurry image of a Marsh Wren in the Cattail Marsh, Rock Cut State Park; 5/31/2009.|
|Another glimpse of the Sora Rail, Rock Cut State Park; 5/9/2010.|
In summer, Marsh Wrens can also be found in marshy areas (no surprise there) in the northern half of the U.S. and into the southern edges of Canada. They will spend their winter months in the southern third of the U.S. and into Mexico.
Now I had two good reasons to return to this spot in Rock Cut State Park, but, alas, like the Marsh Wren, despite my repeated attempts to find the Sora, I never saw it again. I was disappointed this spring that this marshy area of Rock Cut hasn't produced much for birds - no Marsh Wrens, no Rails and not even the usual Tree Swallows. But I will keep trying hoping for their return and allowing me to see them.