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Sedge Wren

Photo of the Week (August 12th, 2018)

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Sedge Wrens are one of my favorite species. They have a reputation as skulkers, birds that hide in the grass and are sometimes hard to see (although you certainly hear them a lot). I'm not sure the "skulker" label applies all that well though. In spring I can always find males showing off their voice from a prominent perch. In mid- to late-summer like this photo? It's the young first-year birds who don't seem to KNOW their reputation as skulkers. This guy hung out on a barbed wire fence and let me blast away with my camera from close range for as long as I wanted. I LOVE the pose, lighting, and background on this one. The pose just screams "Sedge Wren" to me.  Taken on August 11th, 2018 in Brookings County, South Dakota.

Sedge Wren - Cistothorus stellaris

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