Date: 10/7/18 5:39 am
From: Chad Kauffman <chadkauffman...>
Subject: Rock Wren - Montgomery County
hello everyone, saw a post on the pabirds listserv that not much if any
details of this bird got shared on there, while it has been on ebird,
rarebird texts and facebook

Tuesday night Ben & Elliot Dziedzic found the Rock Wren and put it on
ebird, then every day since many birders have been able to enjoy this PA
State record.

the website for the location is
https://www.whitemarshtwp.org/435/Dixon-Meadow-Preserve

the pin from the ebird google maps is https://goo.gl/maps/wvpGp6AoSCy

Parking is at this big house on the south side of Flourtown Rd. Parking
is limited but there should be plenty of room as long as everyone is
aware about how much space they are taking up. You can go past the house
and find a small parking lot, then walk back up to trail.  From the
parking area you are going to walk east on a path paralleling Flourtown
Rd.  Eventually the path will bend down to the right, follow the paved
path (NOT the main boardwalk) until you reach a wooden bridge.  Here you
will see a narrow seam of river rock going out into the meadow to the
south of the bridge.  The bird has been very loyal to this seam of rock
and seems to exclusively spend its time in it, it may take some patience
but eventually the bird should work its way into view.  Also note that
it blends in very well with the rocks and will frequently disappear
under/into the rocks so be alert and rigorous in scanning the area.

The trail is a loop, you will probably see birders huddled around "the
spot".

good luck to anyone who goes, it is amazing bird to find in our state.

Chad Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA

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