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:
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.
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.
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: