Number Nine

Thursday, May 14, 2020,

This is a House Wren that has taken up residence in bird house number nine at Morton Refuge in Sag Harbor. I was mostly just relaxing and taking the occasional photograph but this lady kept flying to and fro looking for edible little tidbits for her family. Each time she scored a meal, she would fly back to the nest box, disappear within for a quick moment, and then fly back out in search of more insects for her brood. House Wrens make good parents.  JK.


More Wrenage

Wednesday, September 4, 2019,

This is – sort of – a continuation of a post from the middle of August. I had posted a photo of a House Wren with a cricket it had caught. It was a decent photograph but it may not have captured the complete attitude of this bird. And, as many of you may already know, wrens are full of attitude.

A single photo is probably not enough to exhibit the personality of this small but very memorable bird, so I offer you three. I shot these pics at Avalon Park and Preserve. There was a nest box nearby and this guy was continually going back and fourth from this rock to its nest. He was obviously feeding his brood. This little guy was busy but he still found enough time to ham it up for my camera. JK