House Wren, Troglodytes aedon


House Wren
House Wrens are summer visitors to our area, and are uncommon enough that they are regularly reported
on the local rare bird listservs; nevertheless, they are fairly easy to photograph, as they sing endlessly and
melodiously from prominent perches, and allow close approach when they are singing. I have more
good photos of this species than of our much more common year-round resident, the Bewick's Wren .


House Wren


House Wren


House Wren



House Wren


House Wren, feeding nestling, 7/30/09, Upper Red Rock Lake Campground, Centennial Valley, MT
They are cavity nesters, but they generally move quickly in
and out of the nest, so are relatively hard to photograph there.


House Wren
The House Wren has one of the most extensive ranges of New World songbirds; they are permanent residents of almost all of Central and South America. The birds that nest in North America winter in Mexico. The bird above was photographed in Ecuador.