#474 Sedge Wren

I spent the morning in Prospect Park with the Brooklyn Bird Club, but apparently the action was in Central park where Starr Saphir’s NYC Audubon walk found a Sedge Wren on the Great Hill, a relatively rare bird for New York. I didn’t get the news until I got home around 2:00 P.M. but the bird was still there when I arrived at 3:45:

Small Brown Bird in Weeds

As usual with rare species in Manhattan, the easiest way to find it was to look for a gaggle of strangely dressed Homo sapiens with scopes and long lenses.

This is a bad photo, but it does show all the field marks:

Wren on wire fence

Lloyd Spitalnik has posted some better photos.

One Response to “#474 Sedge Wren”

  1. Oisin McGuinness Says:

    Hi, I’m glad you heard about it and got to see it. I was with Starr’s group who saw it a little before 10am, and came back around 1:30, after our walk was over, and got some more looks and pictures then. It was quite cooperative!

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