Mystery Passerine

OK- Strange Passerine.
I will go through a complete breakdown of characteristics.
Location: Eastern Nebraska, United States
Color: Brown of light to medium darkness. Front maybe a bit paler. White to light brown eyestripe.
Shape: Like a slightly longer, stockier warbler. Not much stockier.
Size: 5-7 Inches. (Sorry, not so helpful)
Habitat: A marshy area in a park with trees and lots of cover
Call/Song: A mix of chattering and warbling, not a trill. Not OCWA.
Pattern: Dull brown on most of body. No streaks on breast or anywhere else on body or wings.
Tail: Brown, no bars, not sticking up like a wren

I have absolutely no idea whatsoever, unless this is something really rare like an Old World Warbler.
If you have any ideas @johnnybirder @john8 @psweet it would be really helpful. Sorry to bug you over a mystery bird.

Thanks!

פורסם על-ידי dannym dannym, אוקטובר 19, 2017 09:31 אחה"צ

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אוקטובר 20, 2017 12:31 PM CDT

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It would seem i have seen the ABA area's first or second Reed-warbler in here. Read more @ https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/dannym/12231-mystery-passerine
The obs. Is of the walnut trees.

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Do you have the ability to get a photo? Can we hope its still there tomorrow morning?

פורסם על-ידי johnnybirder לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

Nope @johnnybirder . What is your best guess?

פורסם על-ידי dannym לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

What was the shape of the bill?

פורסם על-ידי brownsbay לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

Pretty thin but not quite as thin as some warblers can be @brownsbay

פורסם על-ידי dannym לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

What you describe could be an old world warbler, but really hard to get a full picture with a very rudimentary description. For example what was the behavior, how did it shake its tail, what was the head shape, primary projection, leg color, how did the head merge with the bill - all these factors are crucial for proper ID. In addition, for some Acrocephalus species, you'll also need to describe characteristics that are very hard to convey in words, such as the intensity of rufous/grey on the mantle, crown and wings. I'm afraid so say you're going to HAVE to get a photo. Don't you know someone with a camera who can help out?

פורסם על-ידי johnnybirder לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

I do have a camera, it just got away too quick.
CORRECTION: This did not fly quick it all, I was simply too shocked by what I was seeing

פורסם על-ידי dannym לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

@johnnybirder I did see a few of those. Let's see if this can clear up if it's an old world warbler at all.
Primary projection was pretty long, legs were pinkish. Head was somewhat flat but peaked

פורסם על-ידי dannym לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

I'm Going Back this morning.

פורסם על-ידי dannym לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

Sweet! Good luck

פורסם על-ידי johnnybirder לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

I went back and no bird @johnnybirder

פורסם על-ידי dannym לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

:(

פורסם על-ידי johnnybirder לפני יותר מ 4 שנים (סמן)

@johnnybirder I returned approximately 3 hours ago and again found the bird. I again missed the photo, after seeing the bird clearly again. The eyestripe did not pass the eye, that is my only new observation. I was fooled by A Myrtle Warbler, because I followed it instead of the Reed-warbler when it flew into the viewfinder. I, however, have linked an observation of the trees and grass where it lives to this Journal Post. Make sure to see both photos!
One other thing: are we on the same page this is for sure an old world warbler, going by the description?

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