This week’s photo, taken June 10, 2014 at the Montlake Fill in Seattle, WA, features a MARSH WREN balancing on a cattail stem that’s as vertical as the wren’s turned up tail.
More often heard than seen, a MARSH WREN frequently hides in reeds while it sings its song that resembles the rapid-fire sound of a machine gun.
Tuesday morning at the Fill, I walk past a non-stop singing machine (also known as a Marsh Wren) that has no interest in hiding itself. It’s perched out in the open and next to a well-traveled trail, so I rattle off a quick series of photos, and then I continue down the path in search of more avian life. On my return, the wren’s still in plain sight, and it still has plenty to say.
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