A Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris, gathers cattail material
for its nest along the shore of Lost Lake in North Central Washington
just 10 miles south of the Canadian Border.
Image: Jeff Larsen, Writer/Photographer [larger view].
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Jeff Larsen retired from his position as a photojournalist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to focus his creative energy on bird photography. He currently is working on a weekly travel piece about birds that will appear, along with his beautiful images, in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He is based in Union, Washington, near Hood Canal. He is currently building a password protected gallery for all of his work.
Jeff writes about this image;
I photographed this Marsh Wren in the wilds of the high Okanogan country in north Central Washington state about 10 miles south of the Canadian border from a Zodiac [boat]. I floated among the reeds along the shore of the small Lost Lake for almost two hours waiting for the tiny bird to fetch some cattail for its nearby nest.