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Sing Your Song

Sing Your Song
Sing Your Song

Sing Your Song

The wren may be the size of your thumb but she fills the morning.

I have been trying to get this photo for years, the wren standing up with her head thrown back and her mouth open, especially in the morning light. They flit around so fast and I’m often photographing through my window so I can’t follow their flight. But I heard a sudden burst of wren song and looked out to see this little one on the deck railing. I focused and caught one-two-three photos as she hopped a step or two between each verse and looked to see…that I had forgotten to change the filter on my camera from incandescent to average balance, so the three photos were tinted very blue. I can remove that, but I also noticed that the plastic bag I’d used to line a hanging basket on the edge of the deck railing (the cocoa shell liner is seen at the right edge) had been pulled up by either one of the squirrels or one of the birds, and it just wasn’t something I wanted in this lovely photo. I had one more chance before she hopped behind the post and flew off, and this was that one chance.

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What Are You Looking At?

wren looking in water
wren looking in water

What Are You Looking At?

If you know wrens, they can be a little bossy and territorial. This wren seeing her reflection would definitely challenge another wren in her water bowl. They are such little birds but absolutely imperious, and can make more noise than a bird twice their size. I think they try to make up for appearing to be cute by being very starchy.


Silly Wren

wren on deck railing
wren on deck railing

Silly Wren

Wrens always have to be different. I think this little one was overwhelmed by the choice of feeders on the deck.


Wren Returns, 2010

wren
wren

Wren

This bossy little wren is likely a return from last year, finding the two feeders as soon as I hung and filled them. Here, she is on the post at the bottom of the steps to my deck debating which one to visit next. Whatever she decides, we are sure to hear about it.

I put out two more feeders today in the back yard and it was as if the birds had been hanging around waiting. They were immediately in the flat feeder with the mixed nuts, and then in the feeder out under the trees.

This usually means they are returning birds since they are well-acquainted with the accommodations. Welcome back!


Wren Returns

wren

Wren

This bossy little wren is likely a return from last year, finding the two feeders as soon as I hung and filled them. Here, she is on the post at the bottom of the steps to my deck debating which one to visit next. Whatever she decides, we are sure to hear about it.

I put out two more feeders today in the back yard and it was as if the birds had been hanging around waiting. They were immediately in the flat feeder with the mixed nuts, and then in the feeder out under the trees.

This usually means they are returning birds since they are well-acquainted with the accommodations. Welcome back!


What Are You Looking At?

wren looking in water

What Are You Looking At?

If you know wrens, they can be a little bossy and territorial. This wren seeing her reflection would definitely challenge another wren in her water bowl. They are such little birds but absolutely imperious, and can make more noise than a bird twice their size. I think they try to make up for appearing to be cute by being very starchy.