1 EAGLETON NOTES: Jenny Wren

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Jenny Wren

There's so much I want to say but the last few days and nights have been very full of doing things and going out enjoying the company of friends and eating (definitely not things to be complained about) but it'll have to wait a bit.  Today I was in the Study just as a Wren landed nearby.  All the recent winds have salted up the windows and it doesn't matter how frequently I hose them down they get dirty again.  However I did manage a couple of semi-reasonable shots of this tiny and fairly secretive bird.  In fact although the Wren Troglodytes troglodytes is also known as the Winter Wren because it is often seen more frequently in winter when it becomes less secretive as it searches for the insects and spiders which are its food.  Apart from the minute Goldcrest I think that the Wren is the smallest British bird  with a length: 9-10 cm (4") wing span: 13-17 cm (5-7") and weight: 8-13 g (¼-½ oz).  It does, though, have an amazingly loud voice!



4 comments:

  1. She is so round, and cute. Busy, busy, you are and still, I've not mailed your gift. I suppose at this point, you will receive it ever so slowly while in New Zealand :(

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  2. It's a little gem. A noisy aggressive little gem. Good to have it around though.

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  3. So, the birds keep coming to say "goodbye" as well... :)

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  4. We too, have one. She comes quite regularly and seems to have an in built radar system, whereby she always knows when Misha cat is indoors napping. Loved your picture. xx Pat xx

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