Friday, August 24, 2012

Pic Of The Week: Sometimes Desperation Works Out (Hello Sedge Wren)



Sedge Wren is a bird that avoided my life list for many years. It took a desperate attempt in the chigger-infested swamps of Everglades National Park to finally find one...and let me tell you, a chigger infestation is not half as bad after a life bird. Strange to think this used to be considered the same species as Marsh Wren...how embarrassing! This bird was photographed on a rainy day at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota, where you are less inclined to pick up parasites while watching one.

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  1. A lifer without parasites is like chinese take-out without sriracha sauce...dull. It must be an overload to get a Parasitic Jaeger lifer while being covered in parasites.

    Sedge Wren definitely has the best name of the (North American) Wren family. It just rolls of the tongue so well.

    Good luck at the Dead Sea this weekend. If it's hot, at least you can sweat and get your Salt On.

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    1. Mmmmm....Sriracha...

      As a whole, the ABA Area wrens all have pretty decent names. Kind of weird actually.

      I will be at the sea in a few hours, soaking up the rare bird rain.

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  2. Glad you were able to reunite with this sweet, little Wren, and get a great photo!

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    1. It was an emotional reunion for all involved. Hopefully your state will cough up a couple more lifers come October.

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  3. A bit of pain is well worth seeing & photographing a lifer! Beautiful singing pose!

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    1. This one was pretty cooperative...if only the sun would have come out...

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