[Tweeters] Winter wren in Seattle?

Patti Loesche loes at uw.edu
Fri Sep 22 10:43:43 PDT 2017


“...a common, permanent resident in all forested habitats of western Washington, including large, forested city parks."
http://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/pacific_wren

In October 2006 a Pacific wren got entangled in my hair while I was walking near Woodland Park Zoo.

Patti Loesche
Seattle



> On Sep 22, 2017, at 9:09 AM, Margaret Sandelin <msand47 at earthlink.net> wrote:

>

> Has anyone ID-ed Winter Wrens in Seattle. I live on Queen Anne and yesterday morning in the Pieris Japonica outside my window in the shade I saw a very small round dark brown bird with no clear markings and a very very short tale flitting rapidly around the bush before disappearing. i had very little time to get a good look, but the very short tail seems to eliminate any of the other small birds. When I first saw it I thought it was my Bewick's Wren by the movement but then saw no white eyebrow and almost no tail. Bushtits are lighter and have long tail and are usually in groups. Too brown, no white eye ring or wing bar and again no tail to be a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet that I have also seen in my yard. So back to the Winter Wren that I don't think of being in urban areas.

> Margaret Sandelin

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