Monday, March 2, 2015

THE WINTER WREN

The tiny winter wren is a difficult subject to photograph due to its flighty disposition.  These little tykes don't stay in one spot for very long and disappear as quickly as they appear.  You can see in the above shot that there isn't much to work with.



They mostly go unnoticed to the average eye but can be observed by a trained eye.  At times they appear to be a tiny mouse moving through the leaves or under dry sticks until they fly proving their bird heritage.  Tiny is the descriptive word.





These little fellows can be found anywhere there is thick, tall, dead grass and downed timber, especially near creeks and swamps.  They really enjoy moist, green moss on stones and wood and can be seen inserting their little bills under the moss and lifting it in a quick motion almost faster than the eye can follow.  

These little birds are interesting to watch as they flit from stick to fern and grass stem in search of a morsel.  I hope you enjoyed the pictures and I want to thank you for looking in on this blog.