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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  1. eric c11 June 19, 2013 at 12:39 am

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

  2. Kathiesbirds June 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

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

    • Mia McPherson June 22, 2013 at 9:17 am


      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. Prairie Birder June 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia!

  4. Frank (The Early Birder) June 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Fabulous image, well done Mia.

  5. Bob Bushell June 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

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

    • Mia McPherson June 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Thank you Bob, they are very pleasant creatures!

  6. Scott Simmons June 18, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I love pewees! Nice shot.

  7. patty chadwick June 18, 2013 at 5:35 am

    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.

    • Mia McPherson June 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

      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.

  8. M. Firpi June 18, 2013 at 5:34 am

    What a nice little crest this one has!

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