Up Close & Personal … The Bewick’s Wren

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Wrens are small, active songbirds that rarely sit still for very long. Bewick’s wrens are about 5 1/2 inches long and live in the underbrush along forest edges. Wrens are easily identified by their distinctive white eyebrows, beige and brown plumage and long white-tipped tail which they point upward and flick from side to side. Their long slender beaks curve downward to make foraging for insects easier. They are shy and more often just heard singing or calling. Wait quietly nearby and you will be rewarded with an appearance eventually.

ย It sure made my day when I spotted this little guy just singing his heart out!
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11 thoughts on “Up Close & Personal … The Bewick’s Wren”

  1. Z. D. McGee says:

    What a beautiful presentation! Literally, figuratively and educationally. Bravo ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅณ

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  2. Your pix capture the subtle beauty of these little brown birds.  They have a nice song too.

    I saw Bewick’s wrens more often than usual this year.  They nested on a window air conditioner and then stuck around to supplement their (mostly insect?) diet with tidbits from the seed feeder.  Saw one at the feeder today.

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  3. I’ve never seen one of these wrens Sabine, but this one sure looks happy. I like the white stripes on the eye that you mentioned. I had not noticed that as much as I did the tail pointing upward. You have some very nice photos here – my favorite is perched on the wood at the very top.

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    • Linda, there are several types of wrens and they should live around you as well. Once you spot one and see how they move and flit about youโ€™ll always recognize them. They are very distinct. The photos just happened because I walk right up and saw this little guy sitting there. Luckily he didnโ€™t mind my being so close!

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      • Sabine – I think my neighbor had Jenny Wrens, is what she called them, in her birdhouses on her deck. But she said she watched them from the kitchen and saw the sparrows come in and evict the wrens nest materials and eggs while she was watching. I never saw the wrens – she said they were very small. I miss her having the bird feeders and birdhouses over there … I’d always glance over. Lots of hummer feeders too, but I never was lucky to see hummers there. She saw plenty and sent photos of them to me.

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