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The Wren has been another bird that I`ve never been able to capture a decent image of. I see them all the time when I`m in the woods or on a quiet evening. However, all that changed yesterday.
Although it is among the more widespread species in the country, normally the wrens are very shy. They prefer living among the undergrowth, and frittering about amidst the bushes.
They do come out into the open, but normally it is a glimpse , not long enough for the auto focus seed of my camera and lens.
Yesterday though, was a perfect day. The sun was shining like it never does in the UK, and as I was stalking a Whitethroat, I was drawn to a bird sitting on a broken tree trunk and singing away. It was a young wren. I went berserk and clicked away.
It flew away after a minute but ended up sitting in a bush even closer to me, where it resumed its singing. I clicked away yet again (ending up with more than 400 snaps).
Wrens are normally solitary birds. However, during winter they are known to form roosting packs.
Anyway, I’m glad to finally have a wren among my photo collection. I wonder which difficult bird is going to model itself next.
Posted By Tom to Bird Snapping on 5/25/2009 05:20:00 AM