Thursday, April 26, 2018

Blogging from A-Z • W • Wren

W is for wren.

Wrens are sweet little birds with distinctive songs.  These birds flit about low bushes and grasses and are also distinguished by their long rectangular tails which is often standing up taller than the wren's head.  Their beaks are long and thin.

There are a few types of wrens that visit New England.  Here is a shot of the house wren that I viewed last summer on one of my regular hiking trails.

One thing I noticed immediately about this wren, was that it had no tail!

It's tail-less status didn't seem to impeded its flying or any other behavior.

A lovely visitor I had to my feeders this winter was this Carolina wren.  It seemed to only visit at dawn so I never had a chance to grab a snap in full light.

Finally, a bird that is somewhat elusive, is the marsh wren.  The marsh wren spends most of its time in the low grasses of a marsh belting out a distinctive song.  Occasionally it will pop up to the top of a reed or straddle some grasses, but if you blink you might miss it!  Here was the only snap I got of a marsh wren last year, though I heard many wrens singing, on a walk one day, through a marsh trail on the coast of Massachusetts!

Only three more days of the A-Z blogging challenge.  Please visit tomorrow for the letter X!

I seem to have a penchant for turquoise this month, as I was drawn to these turquoise Delicas and crystal to create these peyote triangles!  Please comment for a chance to win a week's worth of earrings.


  1. tailess wren ~ i wonder what story it has to tell!
    and you can never go wrong with a turquoise color ~ it is happy, hopeful, and while it is supposed to be a "cool" color, it is quite warm in my opinion :-)
    I hadn't realized how many days I was off the computer until I checked into your blog!

  2. The last picture of the marsh wren is quite good and I love that this bird is saying what's what. great pics and the earrings are different and must have been difficult to do to get it precise

  3. oh! how amazing that they hop up on the grass like that .... makes them look like they are on stilts - ha! Love this bead pattern ... and my stitching like this needs so, so much practice!


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