Hi Normand and Marty,
I blew up the photo of John G's bird and checked it out on the internet. You were close Normand, the Rail Bird is actually a cross between a Goose, Swan and a Turkey otherwise known as a Gooswurkey. They are native to Greenfield Park and seldom wander outside the town limits.
They are known for their plaintiff trumpeting sound which mimics sounds made by the original inhabitants of Greenfield Park...... the Faquawee Tribe