[CT Birds] Sedge Wrens - delayed report

Anthony Zemba ajzemba at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 10:13:46 EDT 2014

nice work Charlie et al.! 

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> On Aug 15, 2014, at 9:54 AM, charles barnard jr via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> A male Sedge Wren was heard singing on Friday, June 20, from within a damp
> hayfield within the boundaries of the City of Shelton. I called 2 other
> experienced birders and they joined me in confirming the ID. Good photos
> were taken by one of those individuals. We agreed that this discovery
> should be kept from general knowledge in the event that a nesting was or
> would be taking place.
> As it turned out, a nesting was taking place. Proof of that was in the form
> of an observed removal of a fecal sac on June 29th and also 2 adult Sedge
> Wrens were seen food carrying on July 2nd. Wrens continued until July 11,
> which was the last date one was seen. This information was submitted to the
> CT.DEEP's Natural Diversity Data Base and also to the Conservation
> Department of the City of Shelton. We had the cooperation of a local farmer
> who agreed to leave a portion of the hayfield uncut until at least August
> 1. Thanks also to the COA for the role which it played in this event.
> It is not known  if any of the young wrens which were being fed made it to
> a successful fledging.
> We wish to keep the precise location from being known in the unlikely (but
> possible) event that the wrens return next year.
> Charlie Barnard Jr
> Stratford
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