- Hi all:
At least one of the Bewick's Wrens (brown or Pacific Northwest morph)
continues to occupy the usual spot along the Bitterroot River at Fort
Missoula. Yesterday Coburn Currier and I went down there at about 4
pm, and found it rummaging through underbrush about where Jeff Marks
and I found one on 16 April. They may have settled, at least for now,
which should make them easier to locate and track. We thought we heard
distant odd singing, but up close we only heard what I termed "sputter"
calls. And we had really nice looks of 7-8 Evening Grosbeaks (mostly
males) as they masticated maple flowers.
- Hi all -- No disrespect, but "Mastication or chewing is the process by
which food is mashed and crushed by teeth." [Source: Wickipedia] ...
grosbeaks don't have teeth. Happy Traill's! - Jim Greaves
--- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, "david_paul_hendricks"
> Hi all:
> [snipped] we had really nice looks of 7-8 Evening Grosbeaks (mostly
> males) as they masticated maple flowers.
- I posted a somewhat poor picture of one of the two Bewick's Wrens I
found today on Sleven's Island at Ft. Missoula. It was very cloudy
today but it is the best I have been able to do last winter and this
winter. The little buggers just won't stay still. Oh it is in Terry's
- Hello Mobbers
I spent 2 1/2 hours on Sleven's Island at Fort Missoula today looking
for the Bewick's Wren - temps from 6 to 13 degrees. Ran into Larry
Weeks also looking and he eventually heard one and then together we
saw both wrens. I managed one picture and added it to Terry's
pictures. It was nice to have a sunny day in Missoula (our 3rd in
a row). I watched two Song Sparrows feeding on the river ice - it
was very comical to see them bend down to pick up something and
start sliding on the ice, they just didn't have any grip. My list at
Fort Missoula follows in order of sighting
Song Sparrow (at least 5, possibly 8)
Bewick's Wrens - 2
Great Blue Heron
Pileated Woodpecker (heard)
- Evening Everyone,
Just had a first for me, first wren in my yard in 20 years of living at this spot and it happened to be a Bewick's Wren. I had it about 20 feet outside my office window (at home) and got to watch it twice with binos.
I went ouside after rounding up my ipod but I was unable to find him again. If he returns I'll let you know.
I reported it to Dan Casey and he is sending me a rare bird report.
- interesting report. Recently, near Whitehall, I had an excellent lengthy view of a wren which I could not identify because it had entirely white undermarkings. I never considered a Bewicks because of the locality. I reported it to friends who couldn't identify it either. Maybe.......