[Tweeters] Stanwood - House Wren?

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Wed Jan 8 13:48:58 PST 2014

I had a similar weird wren up here in Bellingham, back in the early 1990s. While I was attending WWU, An unusual wren was hopping around on the bare sidewalk of a covered walkway. The campus was otherwise under a fresh heavy layer of snow. It didn't look like the usual wrens seen around here; Winter, Bewick's or House wrens. It was larger and grayer than a usual Winter Wren, but didn't look like a House Wren. I finally relegated it to be an interior BC subspecies of Winter Wren that came down the Fraser Valley. But I'm sure I was wrong.

Phil Hotlen

----- Original Message -----
From: "tyto alba" <tyto_alba at juno.com>
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Sent: Monday, January 6, 2014 10:49:12 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Stanwood - House Wren?

We had a wren this afternoon at the Eide Road WDFW area that appeared to be a House Wren. I only hesitate because it is January. It was overall drab grayish brown, with barring on the wings and tail, unmarked buffy flanks, and a faint eyebrow. It gave a few loud squeaky whistles to announce its arrival but was otherwise pretty quiet. It did not look like any of the wrens that winter in Washington.

David Poortinga
Arlington, WA
tyto_alba AT juno dot com


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