While birding near Oxford, Alabama on August 3, 1963, young Nicky Burrows of Oxford and I stirred up a most unusual sight. A peppery little Short-billed Marsh Wren started scolding us from a portion of a high-grass field near a swamp. Nicky, investigated one of the wren’s stopping places in the tall grass and discovered a dummy nest. We searched for other nests, especially the real one, but to no avail.
Author: William S. Clark
Volume Number: 12 Year Published: 1964
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 24
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1964/Vol 12 No. 2_1964_p24-25.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1964/Vol 12 No. 2_1964.pdf