Date: 12/22/18 7:31 pm
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: TWO Sedge Wrens - Lane county.
There is a phenomenon known as "king tide". The tilt of the planet, the
alignment of moon and sun, means that a few tides a year are much higher
than normal extremes. If this is coupled with storm surge and /or increased
runoff, many salt marshes are temporarily drowned that may have been
continuously dry since summer. This tends to concentrate all the little
brown birds. Lovely count at Port Orford today. It's a long way from
everywhere, and totally worth it .lpn

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018, 9:37 PM Joshua Galpern <jgalpern17...> wrote:

> Could it be that they are a pair? I know that breeding is out of a
> question, but the Wren that Roger First encountered apparently did not make
> any noise, while the Wren that Daniel, Tye and I found made itself known
> when it flushed. Maybe one is a male and one is a female.
> Also, Adrian's number of Swamp and Lincolns Sparrows that he had is
> outstanding. On the CBC, we had 8 Swamps and 21 Lincolns at Waite, and we
> birded the whole marsh. That means that our numbers were not too far off,
> and that some drastic recent movement took place, which would be
> interesting to look in to.
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 5:12 PM Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
> wrote:
>> Wow - that’s amazing and nice work Adrian and whomever else discovered
>> the second Sedge Wren! Courtney Kelly Jett was the first I heard to
>> introduce the two bird theory. She had been listening to the birds for a
>> while by the time we arrived this past Monday, and was suspecting a
>> possible second Sedge Wren. At times you could hear two individuals giving
>> Common Yellowthroat-like fart calls. I managed to talk myself out of there
>> being two individuals, scratched my head a bit, and attributed such sounds
>> to an odd Marsh Wren.
>> Thinking back on Monday, I felt the Sedge Wren looked slightly different
>> one of the times it surfaced from the grass. There was also an additional
>> Wren or two “chasing” the Sedge Wren around when we observed it, but we
>> never got a chance to see both wrens (or all theee wrens) together. This is
>> one of those rare moments I’m actually happy about being wrong. Excellent
>> stuff!
>> Best,
>> Nick Mrvelj (PDX via Ohio for the holidays)
>> On Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 2:54 PM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
>> wrote:
>>> When l was there on Monday 12/17 l seriously thought l heard two. But
>>> there was a mixed group traveling about--Marsh Wrens, Song Sparrows, and
>>> Lincoln's. Someone got me to dismiss Sedge Wren ll as the Lincoln's. Lars
>>> On Fri, Dec 21, 2018, 11:17 AM Tristen Hynes <tristen.hynes16...>
>>> wrote:
>>>> It was mentioned while we were there, at first I disregarded it as
>>>> somebody with Eastern bluebird fever... But then I started to wonder as i
>>>> listened to call notes and location discrepancies.
>>>> Tristen Hynes
>>>> Sent from my Huawei Mate 20 Pro
>>>> On Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 11:15 am Tristen Hynes <tristen.hynes16...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> I was wondering.
>>>>> Tristen Hynes
>>>>> Sent from my Huawei Mate 20 Pro
>>>>> On Fri, 21 Dec 2018, 11:14 am Adrian Hinkle <adrian.hinkle...>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> I clearly had two Sedge Wrens at the aforementioned Waite Ranch
>>>>>> location this morning. Also 17 Swamp Sparrows and over 30 Lincoln's. The
>>>>>> sun is helping.
>>>>>> Thanks Alan and Daniel for coordinating. Remember that you must go
>>>>>> through them for access. And congrats Roger for the nice find.
>>>>>> I'll post photos and audio of both wrens when I get home tomorrow.
>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>> Adrian

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