Sunday while we were out birding we got a real treat. We pulled up to a spot to listen for birds that might be about and out pops this winter wren. It was quite upset that we were in it's territory. It stood on this stick and did push ups fussing for quite some time.
This behavior was unusual because these little birds are secretive. They only come down into my territory during winter which makes it so appropriate that their common name is Winter Wren. It's scientific name is Troglodytes troglodytes. They breed way up North and are fiesty little birds only 4 inches/10cm long.
This sighting is the first since 2007 so you can see why I was so excited.
Have you seen any exciting animals lately? Do join us over at Mim's for Animal Wednesday.
HAW to all.