Monday, October 04, 2004

Marsh Wren

Got a new bird for my yard today - Marsh Wren. I found it down at the pond, just before dusk, on a little island of emergent vegetation. It's not a species that I would have given a high probability of finding here. The pond has some weedy margins, but otherwise offers little appropriate habitat. Of course I made sure to scope it from inside my fence so it would be a legitimate addition to the yard list. Other migrants seen here today included Chimney Swifts, a couple of Northern Parulas, and a pair of Summer Tanagers.

This afternoon I walked around the Garden Center in Tyrrell Park. While following a little passerine flock I spotted a Barred Owl perched against the trunk of a tree. A Northern Waterthrush and an Indigo Bunting were the only neotropical migrants seen there.


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