Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Scolding Wren

While I was standing on a track in the Woodland this week, this male Wren suddenly appeared from low undergrowth and perched on a low hanging branch. It started singing away as male Wrens tend to do especially at this time. I took a number of shots and it moved onto other branches several times, but still within a comfortable range that I didn't have to move position. It was possible that there was a nest under construction low down and I got the impression that the male Wren was trying to tell me to go away or words to that effect.{:))









Apparently the male Wren builds several nests and the female comes along and choses one. 
The male then lines the nest with moss etc. This sounds familiar.{:))

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  1. Nice photos Roy, I like the Wren.

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  2. A fantastic study of this beautiful wren Roy.

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  3. For some reason reminds of Woodstock from the snoopy cartoons!

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    1. I must have missed that one Simon.{:))

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  4. Much like our House Wren, they are very chatty and like to scold. Our House Wren also builds several nests.

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    1. Yes Steve, but quite a bit smaller I think.

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  5. Lovely series. Nice to see the rear shot with the tail spread.

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    1. Thanks John, yes I was lucky with that one.

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  6. Hi Roy! Great shots capturing those "wrenny" postures! I love them. He resembles our little House Wren. I love hearing that scolding call when one is in our yard.

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    1. Hi Kelly, thanks they are real little characters.

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  7. He does look worried. Nice images.

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  8. Heerlijk je kan uren naar zijn gezang zitten te luisteren.

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  9. They have a right old pair of lungs on them for such a small bird, all so love the shot of the female Blackcap in the last post.
    Amanda xx

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  10. Top départ !
    Il faut être prêt avec lui !!!
    Bravo Roy, aussi rapide que lui.
    Bises

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  11. Fabulous photos of the cute little wren!

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  12. How cute! always a very enjoyable encounter!
    Lovely pictures, Roy!
    He reminds me of my mascot this winter :)
    Keep well, enjoy your WE!

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  13. Hey Roy... Real cutie he is, and he does look much like our house wren. Chatty, and love to fill the nest boxes full to the top. Nice shot's once again. I expect nothing less when your behind the camera!! ;}

    Grace

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  14. Lovely shots of the wren Roy :-)

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