• Marsh Wren

    Common NameMarsh Wren
    Scientific NameCistothorus palustris
    Type of ReportOut-of-Season
    Date of Observation12/18/2016
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    Number Observed1
    Reporting Observer's NameSpencer Hardy
    Mailing Address133 Tucker Hill Rd
    Norwich, VT 05055
    United States
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    Date Completed01/17/2017
    Names & Emails of Other Contributing Observers

    Pete Kerby-Miller --

    Latitude of Observation43.859530
    Longitude of Observation-73.252415
    Place NameShoreham Depot Rd, Richville Pond
    Vermont eBird Checklist URLebird.org
    Time of Day03:45 PM
    Length of Time Observed10
    Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)45
    Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)30
    Optical Equipment Used for Observation

    Minox 8x42 binoculars

    Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species

    Seen MAWR many times in Vermont. Also seen SEWR, HOWR, WIWR

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    Description of Habitat

    Cattail marsh at the edge of a frozen pond. Stream/seep nearby still open. Alone.

    Behaviors Observed

    Skulking through a small section of cattails. Would sporadically appear in view. Never left the few square meters where we first found it. Responded to pishing a bit.

    Description of Vocalizations

    Called once, a single note that fit for marsh wren. Not used in determining ID.

    Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation

    A small bird in a cattail marsh with a cocked tail and long bill. A white eye stripe and throat on a warm brown bird.

    IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?

    Sedge Wren eliminated by the overall warm color and lack of fine streaking on the flanks and breast.
    Carolina Wren eliminated by the overall muted colors without bright whites and orange.

    Other Notes & Comments


    This report was written from notes taken:Written from Memory

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