Sedge Wren

The Sedge Wren is a very skulking and secretive bird. It may not be the rarest bird in our area, but because it likes to forage in the sedges around marshy areas, it is seldom seen. It had eluded me for years and had become on the top of my list of "nemesis birds" (birds that one wants to see but has been unable to). I had gone far and wide, even to other states, to look for it, but always come back empty-handed.

Until one day (May 2, 2020), when one was reported at Frying Pan. Needless to say, I was thrilled to see and photograph it in the wetland. It even posed and sang heartily for me! And just like that, the next day it disappeared (it likely moved on to its breeding range in the upper midwest).

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