Standing there today being patient,quiet and very still paid off. Although it must of taken a good 2 hours. I was surrounded by the calls of virginia rails and their chicks. All of a sudden one adult started walking across in front of me. Beautiful. Then 2 young,I must say I was lucky to get this one shot. Those young ones can literally walk or run on water! It did not take this one long before it saw me. Some strange being standing on the sidelines. The first chick was moving to catch Dad. And wasted no time. This one was also running. But took a quick moment ,and I mean quick to stop and check which way Dad was calling from. So out of 3,2 were blurry but the 3rd I was lucky with. What amazing little things. The parents and young are very busy running in & out of the reeds. And as I stood in one spot ,every now and again I saw a little black bird leap from one reed patch to another. These are pretty cool little birds. And extremely hard to catch still. They make some half a dozen or so different calls. And are very well camouflaged. Absolutely amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed todays outing. So many babies every where.