14 Sep 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Found in a freshwater marsh.
I flushed this scolding House Wren, the first I've seen this season, out of some tall grass and into a dense thicket of poison ivy and grape vine. I coaxed it out to the edge to have another look at me by playing recorded House Wren scold notes on my iPhone.
The House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) is a very small songbird of the wren family, Troglodytidae. It occurs from Canada to southernmost South America, and is thus the most widely distributed bird in the Americas. It occurs in most suburban areas in its range and it is the single most common wren. Its taxonomy is highly complex and some subspecies groups are often considered separate species.