Date: 4/14/17 8:32 pm From: George Neavoll <gneavoll...> Subject: [obol] Re: Light Pacific Wren at Mount Tabor
To add a bit of context: The bird was perched in the open for a long moment, unusual in itself. It then dove into the thick cover on the other side (the Mount Tabor side) of the road. I was being cautious in calling it a Pacific Wren, the expected species. Maybe it wasn't - a tantalizing notion. X-archive-position: 35536 X-ecartis-version: Ecartis v1.0.0 Sender: <obol-bounce...> Errors-to: <obol-bounce...> X-original-sender: <gneavoll...> Precedence: normal Reply-To: <gneavoll...> List-help: <mailto:<ecartis...>?Subject=help> List-unsubscribe: <obol-request...>?Subject=unsubscribe> List-software: Ecartis version 1.0.0 List-Id: obol <obol.freelists.org> X-List-ID: obol <obol.freelists.org> List-subscribe: <obol-request...>?Subject=subscribe> List-owner: <mailto:<autumn207...> List-post: <mailto:<obol...> List-archive: <http://www.freelists.org/archives/obol> X-list: obol
It was about half-way along the e-side road between the park's north entrance and where it curves around to Tabor's south end. It flew from the direction of a flock of small passerines (mostly juncos).
On Apr 14, 2017, at 4:33 PM, Lars Per Norgren wrote:
> * > > I'm inclined to agree with Jeff. Lacking a vocalization, I wouldn't eliminate Winter Wren. The time of year is compelling, number of transient Pac Wrens on Tabor is high right now. I would expect western Winter Wrens to be lighter than those in Maine. Lars > On Apr 14, 2017, at 3:27 PM, Jeff Gilligan wrote: > >> Why do you write that it was not a Winter Wren (the east of the Rockies species)? I am not suggesting that it was, but why not? >> >> >>> On Apr 14, 2017, at 2:22 PM, George Neavoll <gneavoll...> wrote: >>> >>> Very light PACIFIC WREN bounding across e.-side road at Mount Tabor (S.E. East Tabor Drive on maps) this morning. It was light-colored enough to be the Winter Wren of the East - WHICH IT WAS NOT - but it was as light or even lighter than the Winter Wrens I've known in Maine (and elsewhere). Just saying . . . >>> >>> (Bird wasn't vocalizing. This morning's drizzly weather was no time to sing.) >>> >>> George Neavoll >>> S.W. PortlandPOST: Send your post to <obol...> >>> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol >>> OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol >>> Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> >>> >> >> POST: Send your post to <obol...> >> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol >> OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol >> Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> >> >