NorthwestBirding.com - Birds
    HOME     NorthwestJourney.com     RidgefieldBirds.com     Complete BirdList     "Trips"     Birds of Lewis and Clark
"Bewick's Wren"
Bewick's Wren:    The first specimens of the Bewick's Wren were collected along the Columbia River by Thomas Nuttall and James Kirk Townsend, naturalists for Nathaniel Wyeth's 1834 expedition to Oregon. The bird was given its name by James Audubon, after his friend Thomas Bewick, a British Ornithologist who wrote "A History of British Birds".


"... My friends Mr. Nuttall and Mr. Townsend found this species on the Columbia river, from which country I have specimens perfectly similar to that figured in my plate. ... I honoured this species with the name of BEWICK, a person too well known for his admirable talents as an engraver on wood, and for his beautiful work on the Birds of Great Britain, to need any eulogy of mine. I enjoyed the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with him, and found him at all tiems a most agreeable, kind, and benevolent friend."    [James Audubon, 1841, The Birds of America, Vol.II]

 
Battleground, Washington ...

Image, 2011, Battleground, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Battleground, Washington. Image taken September 12, 2011. Canon Rebel t3i, 300mm.


Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon ...

Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren at nest, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Mostly cloudy spring day. Image taken April 1, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Mount Tabor, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Mount Tabor, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Mount Tabor, Portland, Oregon. Image taken May 15, 2010. Canon Rebel XSi, 300z.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, May 19, 2008.

MORE
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Bewick's Wren images


Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

Image, 2013, Sauvie Island, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Sauvie Island, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Sauvie Island, Oregon. COLD sunny windy winter day. Image taken November 21, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington ...

Image, 2010, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2010, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFramboise Road. Left image taken February 14, 2010. Right image taken February 15, 2010. Canon Rebel T1i, 300mm.


Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2010, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Image taken June 13, 2010. Canon Rebel T1i, 300mm.


Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2009, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Vancouver, Washington. Right image taken through double-paned plate glass window. Left image taken February 7, 2009. Right image taken February 8, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
Image, 2009, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2009, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken March 22, 2009. Right image taken December 19, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
Image, 2010, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, backyard, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 18, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
Image, 2010, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, backyard, Vancouver, Washington. Overcast gray with drizzle. Image taken January 16, 2010. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
Image, 2009, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 7, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
Image, 2009, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Pacific Park, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken February 2, 2009. Canon Rebel XTi, 200z.


... nest ...

Image, 2012, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren at nest area, Vancouver, Washington. Presumably the nest is at the bottom of the rolled mat tube. Image taken May 5, 2012. Canon EOS 40d, 300z.


MORE on this nest including fledglings.


... at feeder ...

Image, 2009, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Backyard, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Vancouver, Washington. Left image taken March 7, 2009, Canon EOS 40d, 400mm. Right image taken January 19, 2013, Canon SX50, through double-paned plate-glass window, cold frosty morning.
Image, 2009, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken March 15, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2009, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Bewick's Wren, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken December 11, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.



HOME
NORTHWEST JOURNEY - HOME
COLUMBIA RIVER IMAGES
RIDGEFIELD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
COMPLETE BIRD LIST
WILDFLOWERS
BIRDS of LEWIS and CLARK



/Birds/bewicks_wren.html
© 2013, Lyn Topinka, "NorthwestBirding.com", All rights reserved.
Images are NOT to be downloaded from this website.
November 2013