3381 Larkspur Dr.,
none; First reported 30 May by Ted Floyd, then 31 May by David Waltman.
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
approx. 30 minutes
S. Boulder Creek Trail SE of Flatirons Golf Course: 40.006389 N, 105.216111 W
Riparian Strip with bordering residential area to east and wet meadow to west.
Nikon EDG 8 x 42, Panasonic DMC-ZS7
About 7 meters at closest
Overcast, fairly even light against canopy but backlit when seen against sky.
Description of the Bird
Moderately small, overall brown-toned bird. Most prominent features are whitish supercilium in a darker brown cap, longish curving bill, buffy underparts, barring on wing and undertail, and pale throat.
Behaviors: Bird was singing and foraging in mid-canopy along S. Boulder Creek.
Call: Repeatedly singing repeated chanting "teakettle" phrases. Song had a resonant, load character overpowering other nearby singing birds (like Yellow Warbler.) Sound audible on video taken of bird.
Similar Species Discussion
Bill, body structure, and color patterning typical of NA wrens. Larger and longer-tailed than House Wren. Song diagnostic for Carolina Wren.
Sibley Guide to Birds
I've seen only one other Carolina Wren in Colorado but have seen and heard many others in my travels to more southeasterly states.
Notes made AFTER observation
Date Documentation Submitted
6/1/2010 11:02:00 AM
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