The Marsh Wren (Scientific name - Cistothorus palustris) is a small bird found in both saltwater and freshwater marshes throughout North America. They can be heard singing loudly day and night. They range from the northern part of the Canadian Provinces and south into Mexico. They are brown with buff breast and black with white streaks on the back and barred tail feathers. They can be seen darting amongst the reeds and perching on the stalks and reed tops. The photos were taken at Cranberry Marsh in Valemount, B.C. in May 2015.