October 14, 2013

House wren

House wren by ricmcarthur
House wren, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
The fully cocked tail is a good field mark for this little bird.
He landed on a small flag holder hear its nest and sang its warning song. I guess I was to close.

Scientific stuff

Troglodytes aedon
A plain brown bird with an effervescent voice, the House Wren is a common backyard bird over nearly the entire Western Hemisphere. Listen for its rush-and-jumble song in summer and you’ll find this species zipping through shrubs and low tree branches, snatching at insects. House Wrens will gladly use nestboxes, or you may find their twig-filled nests in old cans, boots, or boxes lying around in your garage.


1 comment:

Diane Haberstroh said...

A lovely picture of one of my favorite birds.