Wren

This little bird visits us often, but getting a photo has not been easy. I used to think that the Wren was the smallest bird in the UK, but apparently not. That title belongs to the tiny Goldcrest, one of which I have never seen.

wren

The Wren may be small, but has a beautiful and loud singing voice.

And if you’d like to see a Goldcrest amidst many other native birds then please visit Sarah Longes – Taking One Day at a Time –Β as she has recently created a series along the Basingstoke Canal called ‘Unlocking the Landscape‘. Her photography will blow you away, make sure you click on an imageΒ to enlarge it.

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31 thoughts on “Wren

    1. Thanks Carol. There is a robin and a blackbird who regularly visit too, and last night we saw two bats! We had a bat which used to fly around the courtyard so it is so nice to have some here too.

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  1. Well done for getting such a great shot of a wren, they move so quickly, I always see them disappearing into hedges! I had a goldcrest in the garden right at the end of winter, it must have been hungry to come into town, it was my first and I was totally mesmerised by it.

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  2. Well you certainly got an absolutely gorgeous photo rewarding your patience Jude…this is exquisite, what a beautiful little bird πŸ™‚ And you’ve taught me something too, I also thought the wren was the smallest British bird. Now I know! Love it when that happens, thank you! xx

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  3. I see wrens flying like tiny bullets over at Beetley Meadows. I can’t imagine how patient you have to be to get such a good photo, Jude.
    I also thought the wren was our smallest bird. Still learning!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

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  4. Well done to get such a sharp photo Jude. If they are like our wrens they never sit still for very long. Is that the female? Our male wrens are a glorious blue and the females are a brown similar to this one.

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      1. I got a couple on Bondi and then in the Eurobodalla Gardens when they were cheeky enough to actually come on to the table – and then my battery died 😦

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