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Friday, May 14, 2010

Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

As I wandered amongst the bullrushes that line the edges of Swan Lake the other morning I became aware of what sounded like a large bird belting out a lusty territorial song. After some time I discovered that this volume of sound was actually coming from a very small bird, this little Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris).

6 comments:

SRQ said...

Wonderful capture. Sure looks like she's belting out a song. And, it looks like maybe she's been busy making a nest with that fuzzy substance wrapped around her back claws.

JoJo said...

She's so pretty!!!!

It's going to be a gorgeous weekend; I can't wait to see what offerings you'll have for us tomorrow!

Mike Laplante said...

I've seen these birds. It's amazing, the volume of song they pump out of those tiny lungs...

Dean Lewis said...

Great close-up of an amazing little guy in action, belting out their beautiful song.
We have a near identical one singing in the trees on the inner harbour.
Even with zoom, you must have gotten quite close for this.
One of your best yet, Benjamin !

Joy said...

That's perfect timing! Great shot. Love the green background.

Hope to see you on Norwich Daily Photo soon. Have a great weekend!

Hood Photo Blog said...

Wonderful detail! Very, very pretty :)

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