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Pacific Wren at Queen Elizabeth Park - April 2 2013

Posted by birder on Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Today, the 2nd of April, I went out to Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. I arrived at the main duck pond. The usual Mallards and Wigeons were around. I continued to walk, and heard singing in a bush beside me.

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I could tell by the call that it was a Pacific Wren, and, sure enough, the bird popped right out in the open and sang it's heart out right in front of me. I took some photos of the bird before moving on.

I continued my walk through the park. Some birds I saw were lots of Pine Siskin (about 120 birds), Red Crossbills, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Buffleheads, Gadwalls, a Hooded Merganser, ravens being mobbed by crows, a Bald Eagle in a tree, a Cooper's/Sharp-shinned Hawk in a different tree, and more.

I eventually came back to the area where the Pacific Wren had been. There was an Orange-crowned Warbler (first warbler of the season for me!), an Anna's Hummingbird, and, a few more Pacific Wrens singing. I walked over to the wrens, waited, and left an hour later with some nice shots on my camera.

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Really it was only one bird that was cooperative, but that bird was more willing to pose for me than any other wrens of any species I have ever encountered before.

The song of the Pacific Wren is one of my favorite songs, so I also filmed the wrens I was watching. Here are some clips of the wrens:

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It had been a great day of great birds and awesome pictures. :D I'm really happy with the results.


Thanks for looking!



 

 

 

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