A bird I had never seen before is the beautiful purple gallinule, but this is a familiar refrain when you go to the Everglades National Park in Florida. I would walk around the corner and run into a bittern, which was another bird I had never seen before, but that photo is for another day. I found this bright beauty along a shoreline on the Anhinga Trail, which is a must stop for any birder and hiker making their way from Miami to Flamingo.
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