We also had a late brood of house wrens.  I'm guessing it was their third brood.  It was in the bottom of an unused (for the summer) bird feeder on our patio. Earlier they had at least one brood in a bird house also on the patio.  The late brood fledged sometime this past week.
     I also have two questions: 
    One is regarding the occasional "bald" cardinal this time of year.  Are they always males?  If it is a molting, why don't they all do it?  And if it is a parasite, why is it so short-lived?  Etc.
   Second is regarding a mystery bird.  On July 30, my daughter and I were at Schell-Osage for shorebirds, etc.  We turned the first left turn after getting to the area on RA I think it is.  Then instead of turning right to go along the dam of Schell Lake, we turned left to the dead end.  It is woods along the left side at  first (before the marshy part), wet woodlands, the first stretch (you know if you know the area) and on the right side a sort of line of trees at roadside with a small pond hidden behind the trees.  Across our road, very suddenly, swiftly and quickly ending, and very low zoomed a flight of a bird I at first thought could only think Grouse???  But on retrospect, with the setting, we were wondering whether it would have had to be a bittern.  It flew low over the road just in front of the car, and landed and disappeared in the wet woodland.  The whole sighting took just a second or two, but the "giss" was a pretty large bird with wide wings.  Could it have been anything else, flying so low in that habitat?  Thanks for any ideas.  Ronda Sherrill, Neosho, MO

On 8/13/2015 11:44 AM, Lawrence Herbert wrote:
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Hi June,  Good question !
Yes, it is getting late, but, IMO, and experience, it is
sometimes expected. 

We just had house wrens fledge from a bluebird box from
our chain link fence yesterday.   I put the box up this Spring,
just for fun.  I seriously think that it was their first brood
instead of second or third !
For fun, at the end of the season for sure, I’m going to have
our Down’s Syndrome young man, Mark, count the sticks. !
I have a guess before we start of the stick number before we
start.  For fun, guesses are welcome !
Larry Herbert,  Joplin, Jasper County, MO.  certhia at att . net 
8-13-15.

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House Wrens are feeding a new brood (3rd for the season, I think) in a nestbox on the breezeway.  Is this late?  

June Newman
Carrollton, MO

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