This is a Clapper Rail that we saw on St. Simons island. A wildlife photographer once said " The problem with birders is that they don't look under their own feet." We were walking to the edge of a marsh to look at a Tricolored Heron. I heard some splashes in front of me, I looked down, and there was a Clapper Rail two feet in front of me. I couldn't believe how well this experience matched up perfectly with what the wildlife photographer said.