Sunday, 24 October 2010
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!