A troglodyte is a cave-dweller.
The Wren’s scientific name is Troglodytes troglodytes. That made sense to the 12 year old me when I found a Wren’s nest deep in the rocks of the bank of a stream.
Have you noticed how big their feet are?
Here’s my pencil crayon sketch from when I was 12:
Wrens’ nest Last year I found a Wren's nest, high in a tree in a wasteland in Rome. It was in an… read more
The Orcadian name for the Wren is the Wirran or Wrannock The Orcadian name for the Wren is the Wirran or Wrannock. What brilliant names. I've just had a small Wrannock… read more
Flying Wren I've enjoyed the Wrens at Einar this year. They've been a joy. Their lives are led in a sheltered garden,… read more
Absolute scenes Absolute scenes here today at Einar as the Wrens fledged. I've been watching the parents bringing invertebrates into one of… read more
Noise to weight ratio Wrens have one of the highest noise to weight ratios amongst birds. I know some people like that. read more
Wrens There is a family of Wrens flitting along the field boundary in front of us. They're working the margins for… read more
A wild Neolithic hat-trick It's time for me to catch the ferry away from Orkney for a short while. I have an evening to… read more
Feeding the family Being a baby bird means knowing when to keep your mouth open. Many have exaggerated gapes, decorated in bright colours… read more
Something’s moving There's something moving in the field next to Einar. I can see flower stalks trembling. It's moving along behind the… read more
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