[Tweeters] FW: Winter Wren Sunday January 17
calliopehb at comcast.net
Sun Jan 17 18:03:25 PST 2021
With Winter Wrens, they have such a beautiful song. Ever notice how quiet they get as soon as you focus on them?
I know I've been tempted to play recordings but it's not the right thing to do. I limit pishing too as it can detract birds from their foraging and bring them up where a predator could snag them. Nothing wrong with listening to recorded bird songs in order to ID a bird though.
Planned on birding today but worked at home instead. 😣
Beth ThompsoArlington WA
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On Jan 17, 2021 5:07 PM, "J. Acker" <owler at sounddsl.com> wrote:
> So what exactly is wrong with waiting for it to sing on its own, as it was originally discovered?
> I disagree with your logic, especially as this bird has been confirmed. Now it is a series of state tickers personally verifying what has already been established. Harassment from the bird’s point of view.
> J. Acker
> owler at sounddsl.com
> Bainbridge Island, WA
> From: Mason Maron <mmaron101 at gmail.com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:47 PM
> To: J. Acker <owler at sounddsl.com>; Tweeters at u.washington.edu
> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Winter Wren Sunday January 17
> I don't see any real harm in using a limited amount of playback for this bird, especially given the requirements for an ID on it. Given the physical similarities to our local Pacific Wren, vocalizations from the bird are essentially going to be the only way to confidently identify it, so the use of playback may become next to necessary in order to be sure you're actually seeing this state first.
> Mason Maron
> On Sun, Jan 17, 2021, 4:44 PM J. Acker <owler at sounddsl.com> wrote:
>> I would consider the use of playback against this individual bird as harassment. The ABA code of ethics states “Limit the use of recordings and other audio methods of attracting birds, particularly in heavily birded areas, for species that are rare in the area…” Where does the WOS Board stand on this? (Their website is not user friendly when searching for a Code of Ethics).
>> J. Acker
>> owler at sounddsl.com
>> Bainbridge Island, WA
>> From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Al n Donna
>> Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:43 PM
>> To: Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
>> Subject: [Tweeters] Winter Wren Sunday January 17
>> Found just before noon on both sides of the small white shed. Responded well to recording. My best photo is at: https://pbase.com/image/171351144
>> Al in Tacoma
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