[Tweeters] spring in the Methow

Christine Southwick clsouth at u.washington.edu
Tue Mar 6 08:04:23 PST 2012


This morning, the circadian clock of the male Bewick's Wren in my back yard clicked to "Spring announcement--mate-attraction time", despite the 1/2' of snow that began falling at 0430. That bubbly song is so delightful.

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
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On Tue, 6 Mar 2012, Teri J Pieper wrote:


> Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 07:57:48 -0800

> From: Teri J Pieper <tjpieper at gmail.com>

> To: Inland NW Birders <inland-nw-birders at uidaho.edu>,

> Tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> Subject: [Tweeters] spring in the Methow

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> Despite nearly two feet of snow on the ground (beginning to melt), spring birds are arriving. Sunday, two Says Phoebes arrived here. Robins were singing all

> over Winthrop on Sunday. Today four Violet-green Swallows arrived and yesterday Ken saw a Mountain Bluebird near the Methow Wildlife Area headquarters above

> Pearrygin Lake. And again here at home, the Pygmy Nuthatches are excavating new cavities in our siding. Also today, I saw a female Northern Flicker. Males

> have been around all winter. I wonder where the females go?

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> Teri J Pieper, Methow Valley

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