Wired Western Wood-Pewee

Western Wood-pewee perched on barbed wireWestern Wood-Pewee perched on barbed wire

I saw several Tyrant Flycatchers on my last trip to Montana, Eastern and Western Kingbirds and a couple of Western Wood-pewees that were hawking from fence posts and barbed wire along a gravel road. I haven’t photographed many Western Wood-Pewees so I was interested in their aerial forays after the insects as I watched and photographed them through my viewfinder. These small birds flew off their perches rapidly to go after prey and were difficult to track in flight.

I hope to have more opportunities with Western Wood-Pewees soon.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. very nice little bird,
    and a good picture sharped with the ligth in the good way,
    bravo mia ☺

  2. Mia, such simple but beautiful little birds and so interesting to watch! Looks like we are both on the road!

    • Kathie,

      I’ve been following your east coast adventures when I can access Facebook! I’m home now so I can follow more regularly. Pewees are simple little birds and very interesting to watch!

  3. Fabulous image, well done Mia.

  4. The Western Wood-pewee is a pleasant creature, I love ‘em.

  5. I love pewees! Nice shot.

  6. These little birds remind me of our tufted Titmice. When I hear a bird I don’t recognize at one of our feeders, it often turns out to be a titmouse.

    • I don’t see as many Titmice here in Utah as I did when I lived back east but I do remember their calls. I am not always sure I am hearing Juniper Titmice here when they call unless I can confirm it visually. Thanks for commenting Patty.

  7. What a nice little crest this one has!

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