Centennial Park June 1 Marsh Wren
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Centennial Park June 1 Marsh Wren

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Ally

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Did not find a single warbler. But got a Marsh Wren, and got some recordings of a big bird hiding in the reeds. First Black Swallow tail, one ugly RWBB fledgling only mom loves.


Ally

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He was hiding at first, then I remembered the recording with his voice in it too. Poor guy, didn't recognize his own voice and came out protested his heart out.


Ally

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Look at the camera! Smile! Or not.


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A very good day. Excellent shots of a Marsh wren. This is a species I've heard half a dozen times, seen twice but never with a camera in hand. I would love to photograph this species but that's not going to happen without visiting a marsh, which is a no-go. Lucky proximity and good lighting to boot. Even capturing it calling ...  outstanding! I suppose that your FC is an Eastern Wood Pewee but it almost looks like something else, such as an Acadian FC. It's vocalization would be definitive. Seems a little sleek and elongated for a Willow, although at a marsh it could also be an Alder FC, a species that enjoys wet locations. I'll have to look up Centennial park just out of curiosity. I think it is in the west-end of the city, or even Mississauga. Might as well by Mogadishu from my perspective.


Ally

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A very good day. Excellent shots of a Marsh wren. This is a species I've heard half a dozen times, seen twice but never with a camera in hand. I would love to photograph this species but that's not going to happen without visiting a marsh, which is a no-go. Lucky proximity and good lighting to boot. Even capturing it calling ...  outstanding! I suppose that your FC is an Eastern Wood Pewee but it almost looks like something else, such as an Acadian FC. It's vocalization would be definitive. Seems a little sleek and elongated for a Willow, although at a marsh it could also be an Alder FC, a species that enjoys wet locations. I'll have to look up Centennial park just out of curiosity. I think it is in the west-end of the city, or even Mississauga. Might as well by Mogadishu from my perspective.
Flycatchers are hard. And I don't have good memory to remember their calls. I heard ' peter peter peter when I was at Scanlon Creek. If I had remembered that was of tuffed titmouse, I would have spent more time looking for it.


thouc

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Wow, getting nice clear shots of the Marsh Wren, great, those are hard. I heard a lot of Marsh Wrens yesterday at Keith McLean Conservation Area near Rondeau, but only saw one, and it was behind reeds and moved on before I got a picture.


I believe this flycatcher is a Willow/Alder, which are almost impossible to tell apart other than by voice. More short-winged than Pewee or Acadian and less distinct eye-ring and not as big-headed look as Least.