[Tweeters] Re: Stanwood House Wren?

Randy Hill re_hill at q.com
Wed Jan 8 20:05:24 PST 2014

We have some overwintering records of House Wren at Ridgefield NWR over the
last few years. One of many species that probably is responding to global
climate change, and human accommodations that probably help them survive
winters here.

Randy Hill


From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Vincent
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 7:29 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Re: Stanwood House Wren?

In 2012, on December 28th to be exact, I was down in Klickitat County
finishing up my Bird-A-Day Year. In a resident's yard in Trout Lake, I was
viewing his feeders for Pygmy Nuthatches, Mountain Chickadees, White-headed
Woodpeckers, etc. As I was watching the feeders, a wren was working the
nearby shrubbery. Since I had only moved from SW FL a few months prior, I
was immediately alerted to the fact that it was a House Wren, seeing that in
SW FL our only wrens are Carolina and House Wren. I know that bird. I spoke
to the resident who told me that he had been seeing a House Wren in his yard
for several days, thus confirming the sighting. I did not get a photo
unfortunately, but I did tell Klickitat County birding guru Stuart Johnston
as I was staying at the The Columbia River Gorge Hostel aka Bingen School
Hostel where he is the caretaker. I'm confident of this sighting and ID.
Thus, I think House Wren does occur sporadically in Washington in winter.

Vincent Lucas

Sequim, WA

vincentlucas5 at gmail.com

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