Date: 8/1/17 11:43 am
From: Birding Ecotours <info...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] Last Sedge Wren outing at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Greetings again, birders!



This is likely my last post until Sep (when hopefully someone will be able
to point me to a Buff-breasted Sandpiper or something else I really want to
see) as I'll be returning to South Africa to visit family for much of Aug
(with a stop in England for the British Birdfair - hoping for Eurasian
Bittern and Water Rail).



The Sedge Wrens at Battelle Darby Metro Park seem to be getting better and
better. This morning just before 8 am we had 3 rather territorial ones
displaying and perching very visibly, closer to the trail than on previous
visits (last week and the week before). It was great to compare them with
the Marsh Wrens which abound in a different habitat en route to the Sedge
Wren spot - these were also perching much more visibly than usual, this
morning. We were also lucky enough to scope a perched Least Bittern that
seemed to be relaxed and unaware that we were looking at it, and to see some
close-up Sora and Virginia Rails.



For those who want to join one of these sessions (probably the last one
we'll arrange) trying for these co-operative Sedge Wrens and who have been
unable to join mid-week outings, Ben Warner is likely available from 7-9 am
this Sunday (or perhaps Saturday) - if you want to meet him there so he can
show you where they are - please reply to this e-mail/e-mail
<chris...> if you do want to join Ben there and let me know
if you are able to do Sun (or if Sat is the only possible day for you). Then
we can make a decision as to what to arrange. I'll be on my long flight to
South Africa this weekend so sadly can't join myself.



I have to say I've been enjoying these Sedge Wrens and meeting other Ohio
birders!



Cheers, and good birding!

Chris

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