After some time off from birding recently I was finally able to get out today. I went up north to the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge's Liberty Marsh section. This section straddles the stateline between NJ and NY.
The Liberty Loop is a few mile long trail that gives you access to some of the best freshwater marshes that are closest to my home.
My target was the Least Bittern and today I was able to have great views of a pair !
Also seen was a Common Gallinule/Moorhen, who finally made an appearance after 30 minutes of calls from within the reeds.
I also heard at least 3 different Sora rails, although none of these ever made an appearance.