Monday, May 25, 2009

Singing Wren

Since the wrens have come back this spring, I've intended to get some pictures of them. It seems whenever one is close enough, I'm sans camera. Today, I set up a camouflage blind near a dogwood tree where the wrens are nesting in a birdhouse, and waited till I got a clear shot. I also learned that these are house wrens instead of the Carolina wrens I've always assumed them to be.


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10 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

You set up a blind..wow..that is a great idea as it enabled you to get a really close shot and one with singing...fabulous for Nature Notes David..Hope you weekend was good... Michelle From Rambling Woods

Dave King said...

Lovely, well worth waiting for, eh?

David C. said...

Michelle,
Thanks. The blind was a Christmas gift from my wife. She overcame her revulsion of hunting and bought it at a local sporting goods store. BTW, I'm not a hunter, and will only use the blind for shooting pictures.

Dave,
Thanks, and yes, it was worth the wait.

MyMaracas said...

Woah, that's dedication. You certainly got a great shot of that wren, singing its little heart out.

I have a soft spot for wrens, again from my childhood. One nested every year in a box outside our sunroom window, which delighted my shut-in grandmother. She would often smile and talk to "Little Jenny Wren" from her rocker. I haven't seen one in many years.

David C. said...

MM,
Thanks. We seem to have an abundance of these little critters in this neck of the Indiana woods.

D.C.

RJ Flamingo said...

What a great shot! and a great post!

David C. said...

RJ,
Thanks for stopping by.

Abe Lincoln said...

I think this is a nice photo, DAvid, and I am surprised about the blind. I never have used one and have been pretty close to a lot of birds. I found if I stand still and don't move they will watch me and finally accept me. But as I get older and have more problems, it is getting harder to stand still.

beardog321 said...

Another fine picture David!

David C. said...

Abe,

Thanks. i too have found it possible to take bird pictures by standing and being patient. Perhaps a more important element of the Christmas gift from my wife was a collapsible three-legged stool that lets me sit while I wait for the birds to pose. I could probably just sit out in the yard, but I'd like to think the blind increases the odds of getting a good picture.

Bill,

Thanks. Sometime I'd like to get out west to get some pictures in your area.

D.C.

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