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Documentation of Carolina Wren

Observer Information

Reporter:  Karen Metz 
Other Observers:  Glenn Walbek (at 1:40PM); I (Karen Metz) am original finder and identifier.

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Carolina Wren
First Date/Time:  6/23/2011
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  5 - 10 minutes for each visual observation
County:  Douglas
Specific Location:  across the road from 715 N. White Tail Drive (my residence) in Deerfield community of Franktown CO. South of SH 86, ca. 2 miles West of Douglas/Elbert County line; 4 miles eastof Franktown traffic light at SH86 and 83.
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Viewing Conditions

Distance:  15 - 40 feet
Light:  full sun; bird in shaded, treed areas; photo taken when bird in lilac shrub.

Description of the Bird

small (ca. 5 in.); reddish-brown back and barred tail. Head: crown reddish brown, prominent whitish eye brows, slightly drooped long bill, pale throat. Breast and belly: whitish-yellow; darker yellow-orange flanks
Behaviors: Singing - first heard at 5:50AM, again at 7:15Am, 11:05AM when I verified visually, 1:00PM, 1:35 PM (in response to playing call tape while Glenn Walbek photographed), and a few more times in late afternoon.
Call: chew-chewy-chew-chewy(very brief pause)chewy-chewy-chew in a bursting pattern lasting up to 3 minutes
Plumage: alternate

Similar Species Discussion

Vocal song distinctive.
House Wren similar and common nearby hut HOWR is browner without whitish eyebrows; CARW is reddish-brown with prominent whitish eyebrows.

Resources Used

Field guides available and consulted included Sibley, Smithsonian, National Geo; voica comparison used was iBird Pro.

Previous Experience

Multiple times in Indiana and New Hampshire



Additional Information

Comments: How do I attach the photo taken by Glenn Walbek? I do not know the exact optics that Glenn used.
Time: 11:05 AM, 1PM and 1:40PM
Elevation: 6549 feet
Other Dates:
Nearest Town: Franktown
Independent Observers: I (Karen Metz) am original finder and identifier.

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

6/24/2011 9:54:00 AM

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