|Common Name||Marsh Wren|
|Scientific Name||Cistothorus palustris|
|Type of Report||Out-of-Season|
|Date of Observation||12/18/2016|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Spencer Hardy|
|Mailing Address||133 Tucker Hill Rd|
Norwich, VT 05055
|Names & Emails of Other Contributing Observers|
Pete Kerby-Miller --
|Latitude of Observation||43.859530|
|Longitude of Observation||-73.252415|
|Place Name||Shoreham Depot Rd, Richville Pond|
|Vermont eBird Checklist URL||ebird.org|
|Time of Day||03:45 PM|
|Length of Time Observed||10|
|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.
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.
|Other Notes & Comments|
|This report was written from notes taken:||Written from Memory|