Tag Archives: bird song

Same Old Song

This week’s photo, taken June 5, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on its singing perch. The WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW begins its song with a long whistled note, and belts out a sweet song that’s … Continue reading

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Heart and Soul

This week’s photo, taken April 22, 2017 at Union Bay Natural Area in northeast Seattle, WA, features a MARSH WREN belting out its song. When a MARSH WREN sings, its entire body vibrates. Pouring its heart and soul into its … Continue reading

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Quick, Three Beers!

This week’s photo, taken June 3, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER ordering drinks. The male OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, known for perching high and for incessantly singing an easy to recognize song in the spring, … Continue reading

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FITZ-bew

This week’s photo, taken May 30, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a WILLOW FLYCATCHER singing its favorite tune. North America’s Empidonax flycatchers can be notoriously difficult to identify by sight since most of the nearly dozen … Continue reading

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Singing a Different Tune

This week’s photo, taken April 1, 2016 (no foolin’!) at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW caught in the act of singing. Most WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS in the Pacific Northwest sing a slight variation of the song … Continue reading

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Activity on the Rise

This week’s photo, taken February 23, 2016 at Meadowbrook Pond in northeast Seattle, features a cooperative SONG SPARROW posing for a photo shoot. Days are getting longer, and bird activity is on the rise in the Seattle area. AMERICAN ROBINS, … Continue reading

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Machine Gun Bird

This week’s photo, taken June 10, 2014 at the Montlake Fill in Seattle, WA, features a MARSH WREN balancing on a cattail stem that’s as vertical as the wren’s turned up tail. More often heard than seen, a MARSH WREN … Continue reading

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