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Rail? Heron?

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I'm curious what folks think this might be.  Picture was taken in Cape Coral, FL a couple of weeks ago.  The bird was near the edge of a pond (I assume freshwater), but within a few hundred yards of saltwater canals.  Unfortunately, the picture was taken from a 12th floor balcony through a screen.    When I first saw it, I assumed it was a heron.  Now I'm wondering if it might be some sort of rail.  If it is a rail, I'd imagine it will be impossible to nail down the species with this crappy picture.  First attached picture is unedited.  Second picture is cropped, brightened a bit and sharpened.

Thanks in advance!





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