[Tweeters] Mystery Wrentit-like bird song

Joshua Glant josh.n.glant at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 20:27:46 PST 2015


Well, I've gotten the response of Bewick's Wren from two people so far. Does anyone in Tweeterdom know of any recording of Bewick's Wrens that sound like Wrentits, or has anyone had personal experience with this? Bewick's Wrens certainly do have a varied vocabulary.

A Wrentit would be a real stretch of the birding imagination, but it never hurts to dream, does it? I mean, a Spotted Rail from Oaxaca turned up in a Pennsylvania river valley, and the first North American record of Citrine Wagtail was at a sewage pond in Starkville, Mississippi!

I found an anecdote online mentioning something about Wrentits and Bewick's Wrens in the California chaparral engaging in asynchrony - when one is at the peak of its morning song, the other is quieter. It's very interesting; maybe they don't want to get confused by their sometimes similar songs!

I'll be out listening tomorrow morning for sure!

Good birding, Joshua Glant

Mercer Island, WA

Josh.n.glant at gmail.com





> On Feb 9, 2015, at 9:41 AM, Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny at charter.net> wrote:

>

> We will be interested if you find the bird singing like a Wrentit - about 15 years ago Mike and I heard a Wrentit song at the Walla Walla River delta - unfortunately it was out across the water and mud - but we heard it several times on two different visits. We've always wondered - - - - -

> Of course if Ken Knittle had been there he would have plunged out across the muck and figured it out!

> Later, MerryLynn

>

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> MIKE & MERRYLYNN DENNY

> BIRDING THE BEAUTIFUL WALLA WALLA VALLEY

> IF YOU HAVEN'T GONE BIRDING, YOU HAVEN'T LIVED

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