Sunday, 11 November 2007

Wren rests a moment

For the last week I have seen tiny Wrens visit the waters edge of my tiny pond and the area around it. They are so very quick to catch with the camera that I was thinking I would be better to use my video camera to catch them on film.


The wren rested on a branch of my pine tree long enough to get the photo above through my window today. Although out of focus I am delighted with it as I have been trying for some time to get a photo from my garden and it shows the shape of the wren very well. I will set up my video camera another day and see what I can capture.

Just before 11pm tonight we spotted a hedgehog visit again - I caught this one with my camera and video camera. I will post on this tomorrow - I have a very special piece of video this time!

The photo above was taken in my garden on November 11th 2007.

6 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a wonderful photo, its markings are so clear.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a lovely photo of the wren. They do seem to never stop moving. I can't wait to see the hedgehog. I just adore those little critters. People here keep them as pets. I can't imagine that little creature as a pet but it would be fun to have them in the garden as you have them toddling around.

shirl said...

Hi again, Crafty Green Poet and Lisa :-)

Crafty Green Poet - Thank-you! I was delighted with the photo. Although not really in focus it as shows very well the distinctive shape and markings of this lovely little bird I felt I just had to post it :-D

Lisa - Thank-you! They really are fast little movers! As I type this you have just commented on my latest hedgehog post - spooky. It really has been fascinating to see hedgehogs visit my garden this year :-D

Entangled said...

The wren looks quite a lot like our Carolina wrens. They're a year-round resident of my garden, but I notice them more in the winter.

Chookie said...

What a pretty little bird! Is it male, female or juvenile? The wrens we see in Sydney live in family units, and only the dominant male gets to grow blue feathers. (Pic at http://tinyurl.com/3a49vx, but it doesn't do him justice -- they look like they're enamelled!)

shirl said...

Hello, Entangled and Chookie :-)

My bird knowledge has expanded greatly since writing this blog. I really am a newbie with birds, only really having fed them in the winter months until I put up Nestboxes. I look up my book or refer to the internet when something new comes up. I observe the birds in my garden now and thoroughly enjoy watching their behaviour. I intend a follow up post on the wrens hopefully later today where I will mention the wrens that visit your gardens.

Entangled – thanks for telling me about your Carolina Wrens I have looked at pictures of them they do look quite like ours except a bit bigger. I notice our wrens more in the winter too but I expect that is because the plants are dying back and there are more opportunities to see them :-D

Chookie – thanks for telling me about your Australian Wrens. Wow – that photo of the dominant male! It must look fantastic in the sunlight in your garden. I intend show this in a follow up post :-D