Wren – forty years ago in my nature notebooks

Wrens are such beautiful birds. They are so quick, so elusive and so secretive it’s a delight to see one appear from the undergrowth. Forty years ago I spotted one and wrote about it in my nature notebook:

Wren - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Today I’m just as delighted to see a Wren, so elusive and secretive. It’s bobbing about in the undergrowth. I can tell it’s a Wren from a distance because of its upwards pointing tail.

Wren - The Hall of Einar - copyright David Bailey (not the)

Wrens are so hard to see it’s difficult to believe that the Wren is the UK’s most common bird with 8.5 million breeding pairs.

Wren - The Hall of Einar - copyright David Bailey (not the)

I still need to work on getting a good photograph of a Wren, but I’m getting closer. Here’s my drawing of a Wren from when I was 13 years old:

Wren - Nature Notebooks from 1976 - drawing (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

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