Marsh Wren

Cistothorus palustris

ML121498501


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TJ Senters
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eBird Checklist S49591906
Tyrrell Park--Cattail Marsh
Jefferson, Texas, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 30.0074, -94.14 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Rufous tones consistent with that of the Easter subspecies. Given the past lack of activity, and the increase of activity that usually happens around this time, I will go ahead and assume that these wrens were not resident and probably just migrated. A couple broke into song a few times, but this was probably to establish winter territory. Very exciting to see an increase in this species and I am quite pleased with the picture I was able to grab, especially considering the general difficulty of photographing this species and the fact that I fought against rain to get it.

Observation details

A definite and noticeable increase in activity in the reeds at the beginning of the boardwalk. I heard their chit calls as soon as I walked onto the boardwalk, I neglected them for a few minutes as I was more focused on trying to find the ruddy duck. Once it was clear it was not there, I moved back over to the reeds as was able to snap a shot of one of them darting out from the foliage for a brief moment.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D3200
Lens model
150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3
f-stop
f/6.3
Focal length
600 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
3200
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
2,959KB
Dimensions
2489 x 2221

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