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Marsh Wren

Marsh Wrens are fairly common in the park, but you have to go where they are to find them. Where would that be? In the marshes, of course. The marsh at the west end of the park is most productive. Go on a low tide during spring and early summer and enter the marsh next to the viewing platform. Turn right and walk north. Within a few minutes you should hear one singing its unusual mechanical gurgling song from the phragmites reeds along the edge of the marsh. This painful looking pose is actually common behavior. From this position they can glide up and down the reeds like little elevators.
June 26, 2003