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,