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  Sedge Wren

 Watercolor            8" x 9"
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Location: Along Baldwin Lake, Anoka Co, MN

Date: May 17, 2010

In the Rice Creek Preserve behind my home, Sedge Wrens nest every spring in the grassy field along Baldwin Lake.  They are active birds, and call regularly.  Often, I can get my scope on one, and hack out quick sketches of its poses.  Then I watch for color and markings.

I like the attitude of the bird in this sketch, it "feels" like the wren I was watching.