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Sedge Wren

Cistothorus platensis

ML129604941



eBird Checklist S50768652
Waite Ranch--dike (restricted access)
Lane, Oregon, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 43.9867, -124.0345 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Continuing rarity. Smaller, shorter-tailed, and lighter buff than Marsh Wren, with strongly barred wings, streaked back, streaked crown, and buffy supercilium. Was alternating between skulking in the thick grasses, flushing toward nearby trees and moving through tangles, and plopping back down into various patches of grass. Sometimes, it would be within 10 feet of the observers, often unbeknownst until it flushed. Quick, fluttery flight, and appeared small and frosty on the dorsal side when in flight. Often, naked eye observations were more useful than using binoculars, as the periods that it was in flight were brief. Appeared to have a loop of sorts that it travelled, and it traversed across it at least twice in the time we were there, always somewhat nearby and never really flushing away from the group. Seemed to be interacting with 1-2 Marsh Wrens at times.

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449KB
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1136 x 939

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