Tuesday, May 24, 2011


The Marsh Wren being only about 4” is among one of the smaller North American birds. They build enclosed, oval shape nests, made of dry grass, and anchor them to vegetation, only several feet off the ground. Wrens will build upwards of 20 “dummy” nests in an effort to avoid predators.

It is one difficult bird to photograph, it is not seen for long as it forages amidst the dense vegetation. I listened to this little one for hours several minutes before spotting him.


Anonymous said...

Your patience was certainly rewarded with this great shot!


Captain Shagrat said...

Yes well done amazing that you spotted this little wren