I had a soggy but fun hour at Lake Jesup Park (on Sanford Ave) this morning. I walked the wet, grassy path to the row of palm trees, and then walked along those trees for a few minutes before turning back. It was fun to see/hear an American Bittern, Sedge Wren and two Swamp Sparrows (all too far away or hidden for photos), but a Marsh Wren came very close to me, and I was able to get some of my best photos of this species. The first two photos here are actually two different crops of the same image. I couldn't decide which I liked better, so I decided to show them both.
This third image illustrates the benefit watching the background while photographing. In the shot below, the bird is at a slightly different position, and the background is a little more cluttered than I would like. He's also facing the "wrong" way, so that the branch is nearly "touching" the wren's bill in the photo. In the images above, the wren is in a slightly different position allowing me to crop out many of the distracting elements and heal/clone some of them away pretty easily.