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#1 Weezyrider

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:58 AM

Bird has been seen by freshwater ponds in Fountain, CO. It skulks in cattails. It keeps its tail cocked like a wren or a towhee, but doesn't seem to fit either. I haven't seen the eyestripe that would identify it as a Bewick's wren. It has a plain breast. darkish head,
The bird that resembles it the most is a Green-tailed Towhee, but it's in the wrong habitat and it is not a Green-tailed.

#2 Liam

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:14 AM

Try female Brewer's Blackbird.

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#3 Weezyrider

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:29 AM

No markings on breast - smaller bill, and I haven't really seen a Redwing cock its tail like a wren.

#4 ColoTomo

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:57 AM

I'm familiar with the habitat you are speaking of. In fact, if you're talking about Fountain Creek Regional Park, I've been down there a couple of times. Two birds that I could think of possibly, based on your description: Marsh Wren or Song Sparrow.
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#5 Desertthorn

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:59 AM

I was thinking Marsh Wren myself, especially a juvenile who is a bit blander than the adult

#6 Weezyrider

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:06 AM

I was thinking Marsh Wren - just hunted up all the pics I could find and the eyestripe is not that noticeable on the juvenile.
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