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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Morning song

Bird song has increased noticeably during the mornings in the last few weeks.  Yesterday I recorded this species outside of our house in Sebastopol.  Although small in size, it's known for its loud and complex song.  Do you recognize it?

(To see the audio files, click on the title of the post above to go directly to the web page.)


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This is a Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus).  Here's another clip.  This time the wren sings twice with about a 12-second pause in between.

pawr3 by nhbh


In the next recording the wren sings twice again, but with only a very slight pause in between...and note that a Brown Creeper sings during the pause!

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Last September, I took a few photos of a Pacific Wren in Owl Canyon on Bodega Head.  So you can visualize the singer of the songs above, one of those photos is below.


To review the post from the fall and to learn a little more about Pacific Wrens, click here

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