A Wren Visits The Garden

My blogging pal Derrick has a robin that visits his garden, I don’t have a Robin but I do have a Wren.  I like the Wren, it is not so obligingly photogenic as the Robin but is possibly my favourite British bird…

Garden Wren

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15 responses to “A Wren Visits The Garden

  1. Mentioning Nugget in the same sentence as your wren brought to mind the nursery rhyme that I recited on the school stage when five years old. I haven’t thought of this in a long long time.

    Cock Robin got up early,
    ⁠At the break of day,
    And went to Jenny’s window
    ⁠To sing a roundelay.

    He sang Cock Robin’s love
    ⁠To the pretty Jenny Wren,
    And when he got unto the end,
    ⁠Then he began again.

    I wonder if your wren is a Jenny!

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  2. I’m hopeless at identifying birds, Andrew. I never made it to Boy Scout and I only had a couple of I-Spy books 🙂 🙂 I thought your travel writing had become more localised when I read the opener, but I forgot you’ve still got reams to write about.

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  3. We have wrens too, Andrew – but they are too nippy for our lenses.,

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  4. Derrick’s robin Nugget is amazing, he’s totally taken up residence. We have birds that regularly alight on our terrace rails but I’m never quick enough to photograph them.

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  5. Wrens are one of the few birds we don’t have around here, Andrew. I think I have seen all of one. The bird of the day is a flicker. This is the time of year when they drum on dead logs to catch their lady-loves attention. He who drums the loudest wins the fair maiden. Unfortunately, our males have learned that drumming on the vents in our roof makes for much louder drumming. 🙂 From the inside, it sounds like someone is on our roof with a jackhammer! –Curt

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  6. Wrens are so difficult to photograph but you have managed to take a lovely picture of your one!

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