Bewick’s Wren Misidentification
Thanks to Nick from Biological Ramblings in helping me add another bird to my life list!! I was a little careful in my identifications and should have more closely investigated my “Carolina Wren” that was actually a Bewick’s Wren. I missed the obvious rust-brown underparts in the Carolina Wren and the white-edged tail with dark bars on the Bewick’s Wren. I was anticipating the Bewick’s to be more Gray than brown and just didn’t spend the time at home identifying it like I should have done. Anyways . . . . . Bewick’s Wren (CHECK)!! Thanks Nick!
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No problem. I thought it might be new for you. Have you rushed back out there to see one again now that you know? 🙂
25 January 2010 at 7:12 pm
Tricky stuff identifying the birdies. I always enjoy seeing teh methods you use.
25 January 2010 at 7:41 pm
Glad you are big enough to admit your mistake…and, hey, lifer!
26 January 2010 at 8:16 am
Hey, a lifer is a lifer.
26 January 2010 at 10:16 am
Cool. I love wrens of all sorts!
26 January 2010 at 9:57 pm
Congrats-what a cute wren-that white edging is pretty!
27 January 2010 at 5:59 pm
Wow, you are really ticking off the lifers, aren’t you! That’s what’s so fun about going somepalce new. I can see how you would get the 2 wrens confused. I would also if they were near each other. Our Bewick’s Wrens here in AZ are more gray. Good for you to get this all straightened out!
4 February 2010 at 6:14 am