[CT Birds] Singing in Sedge Wrens

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Sat Jul 18 01:33:09 EDT 2009

I have heard a lot of discussion about the two Sedge Wrens in South Windsor 
around the idea of this being a breeding pair.  Both birds are singing and 
according to the monograph on the species in the Birds of North America life 
histories, only the male sings.  Males do engage in counter-singing and 
often with two different song-types.  It seems to me that this is what is 
happening.  Some notes about seeing nest building, again, is a part of male 
behavior and not direct evidence of breeding.  As far as I am aware, no 
evidence of a female has been brought to light.

Mark S. Szantyr
80 Bicknell Road #9
Ashford, Connecticut 06278
Birddog55 at charter.net 

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