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Monday, May 29, 2017

MARSH WREN, COLONEL SAMUEL SMITH PARK, TORONTO, ON

   We can ID this bird as a Marsh Wren by its prominent white eyebrows; dark crown; slender bill that is dark above, light below and slightly downsurved; white throat and upper chest; and upright tail.   The Marsh Wren  was heard by a number of birders before it was seen.  It was hidden among cattails.  It was finally sighted because a sparrow came along and disturbed it.
   The Marsh Wren is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 523.