Interesting Nick and Dave! Never heard a Bewick's Wren do this. But I
know they are sound magicians and do the most amazing calls. Spectrogram
for the "Seet" call looks good! Now I have different opinions... but
probably the best to stay local and call it a Wren then. Agree with the
Kathy and Dave saying too! Always a Bewick's Wren if you don't know!
Thanks everybody for your input and increasing my awareness of Bewick's
On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 4:23 PM Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>
> Hi Beverly - I agree with Dave; it’s kind of close, but not quite a
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. It’s actually a Bewick’s Wren. Here’s a good
> recording of one doing the same “seet” vocalization, with a matching
> https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/peterson-field-guide-to-bird-sounds/?speciesCode=bewwre&species=Bewick%27s%20Wren%20-%20Thryomanes%20bewickii >
> Keep at it though, as I suspect a few BGGN are out there lurking in Oregon
> as we type.
> -Nick Mrvelj (Portland)
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 3:59 PM DJLauten and KACastelein <
> <deweysage...> wrote:
>> Hi Beverly,
>> Maybe some others will chime in, but I'm not sure this is a
>> gnatcatcher. Something doesn't sound quite right. I'm wondering if
>> you might describe the habitat it was in.
>> I suspect that this is an uncommon but regular bird for all of us in
>> Oregon that is a notorious maker of all sorts of sounds, and likes
>> pretty thick scrubby vegetation. Not a mockingbird either.
>> Dave Lauten
>> On 10/25/2019 1:11 PM, Beverly Hallberg wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> > This morning I was very close to, but did not see, what sounds to me
>> > like a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. It was on private property and I could
>> > not enter without trespassing to find the bird. The bird continued to
>> > move deeper into the private area and eventually went silent.
>> > However, I did make some recordings as it was calling it's "spee"
>> > calls for over a minute. These recording are in my eBird checklist
>> > attached. If you feel this is something other than a Blue-gray
>> > Gnatcatcher, please let me know. The recordings are rather soft but
>> > the bird was rather loud and nasally. The spectrogram looks good for
>> > the species. Turn up your volume.
>> > https://ebird.org/checklist/S60919696 >> >
>> > Thanks, Beverly Hallberg
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