Wren


Wren

The Wren is found across the whole of the UK all year round. Least abundant in Scotland and northern England, with smallest numbers found in upland areas. Easily recognised by its small size and cocked tail.


Identification

Adult
Chestnut above, with clear pale eyebrows and barred back and wings. Its underparts are buffy with some barring on its flanks. It has a dumpy, almost rounded body, very short round wings and a short narrow tail.
Size
9 - 10 cms
Bill
Brown, short & thin
Legs
Brown, medium in length
Habitat
Gardens, marshes, heaths, sea cliffs, woods & hedges.
Behaviour
Flits, hops, perches openly, takes off & lands on vegetation or the ground
Flocking
1 - 2
Flight
Laboured, direct
Voice
Repeated tic - tic and clink, also lou ripping warble ending in wheezing chur

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
Hole in banks
Eggs
5 - 8, white speckled red
Incubation Period
14 - 17 days
Broods
1; April - May
Food
Seeds & insects
UK Breeding Pairs
7.6 million

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