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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Bewick's Wren






For some time now I have heard a bird singing back in the "wild area" in the back of the garden. I have not been successful in spotting him there but today I happened to see and hear him in the front yard. I knew right away that it was a wren but had to look up which one it was. Turns out it's the Bewick's. ( I also learned that I have been saying Bee wicks but it apparently it is pronounced Buick's. Like my car. )

Just a shade over 5" long he sure has a loud song and pretty too!  According to the internet  male Bewick's learn to sing by listening to and imitating various other Bewick's  but somewhere between 30 and 60 days ( I'm thinking they mean after he has fledged) he develops his  own variation.

So, I'm happy to have my mystery singer identified. Now I'm going to sit on the porch again and listen for him.




Thanks for visiting,

               Granny Marigold

7 comments:

  1. We have had Bewick's wrens nesting in our bird bottle or in one of our bird houses by the potting bench for several years now. I love those little guys.

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  2. I went to allaboutbirds.org to listen to that little guy--what a charming song. Wish we had them around here. Enjoy!

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  3. It is always such a joy when you manage to identify our little visitors. I keep a bird book on the window sill so that I can look up any I don't recognise.

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  4. Wrens are one of my favorite birds. I've never seen the Bewick's wren. We have the Carolina wren and the little house wren. They sing really loud to be so small. I just love them.

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  5. You are a good birder, GM! I like wrens.
    I'll be up your way! I'll send greetings on the wind!

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  6. I had never heard of a Bewick. Thank you for the information! Nancy

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