Marsh Wren (paludicola Group)

Cistothorus palustris [paludicola Group]

ML78326911



eBird Checklist S41131708
Asilomar SB--rocky shore only [Jewell to Asilomar, west of Sunset]
Monterey, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 36.6263, -121.9393 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

wren flight right, showing underwings and flank/rump color

Observation details

2 were head/seen west of Sunset in the coastal scrub near gate #22. Initially two different birds heard giving Marsh Wren-like calls, and eventually they were seen briefly in the same bush. All views very brief in short flights or briefest of appearances in thick short bushes. The impression was of colorful contrasty wrens with rufous flanks (and rump?), and Don had one view of a solid dark crown and bright white supercilium. Both were giving similar calls that sounded like Marsh Wren calls to our ears. [An absolute terrible photo of a flight is attached.] These views, calls, and terrible photo confirm that there were at least two Marsh Wrens -- and probably one more heard calling earlier across the street. This leaves just one pale buffy wren, which is very elusive, unidentified.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
300 mm
Shutter speed
1/5000 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,444KB
Dimensions
2078 x 1643

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