[Tweeters] EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE @ Marrowstone Island

Steve Hampton stevechampton at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 14:16:51 PDT 2021


I've posted recordings and description here:

I'll repeat my description:
I was shocked to hear this bird as soon as I stepped out of my vehicle. It
was singing from across the road SE of Morningtide about 100 yards down the
driveway with the tiled entrance markers. At one point it moved east of the
old basketball court. I spent several minutes making sure it was not some
alternative call of OSFL or PSFL, of which there are several in the area.
It sang at least 20 times over the course of 40 minutes (8am to 8:40am),
usually giving two “peeee-o-wee”’s followed by a “wee-o”. After this, it
only vocalized once, around 10:30am. I observed it only once rather high in
the dark canopy; no photos obtained. It was obviously a pewee, slightly
slimmer and more petite than OSFL, with proportionately thinner bill and
longer tail than OSFL.

The bird sang repeatedly from 8am (when I arrived) to about 8:45am, during
which time the gaps between songs grew progressively longer. My suggestion
would be tomorrow morning early. My understanding is this is the first
record for western Washington and the 2nd or 3rd for the state.

good birding,

On Sun, Aug 1, 2021 at 11:30 AM Xander Sowers <sowersalexander1 at gmail.com>

> Hey tweets,


> Just passing on word from Steve Hampton via Facebook that (as of two hours

> ago) he was listening to a possible Eastern Wood-Pewee on Marrowstone

> Island.


> “I am listening to an Eastern Wood-Pewee on Marrowstone Island across the

> road from Morningtide land trust. Many recordings obtained and will be

> posted to eBird. (48.0703959, -122.6906669)”


> Would love confirmation if anyone heads out that direction!


> Good birding, Alex Sowers



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Steve Hampton
Port Townsend, WA
*Qatay, S'Klallam territory*
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