Winter Wren update
- Following the excellent directions posted by Paul Lehman back on 4
Nov, I looked for the Winter Wren at its thicket between 10:15-11:15
this morning. All was quiet the first 45 minutes but then the wren
began loudly chipping in the center of the thicket, and climbed high
into the 'canopy' of the thicket where it continued to call while
giving rather nice views before eventually dropping back down. To my
ear the 'chimp-chimp' calls have a squeaky toy timbre, even more so
than, say, a Song Sparrow. I'm sure that I'd have missed it had it
not started vocalizing.
Also looked at Long Beach harbor spot for Black-tailed Gull enroute
home, but it was not present at mid-day; indeed, very few gulls were
there in this nice weather.
Pacific Grove CA