Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 5 - Inwood Hill Park evening (Marsh Wren)

After watching the Kentucky Derby this evening, Ann and I decided to take a quick walk into the park. I pointed out to her the spot along the edge of the bay, north of the soccer fields, where the Marsh Wren had been this morning. We were astonished when a couple of minutes later we heard the bird singing! We were able to get a quick look at it before it disappeared into dense fallen marsh grass. While we looked around for it, a Swamp Sparrow popped out and an adult male Orchard Oriole flew into the low bushes. Over the bay a bat, probably an Eastern Red Bat, flew by. This was between 7:30 and 8:00 pm.

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