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House Wren


House Wren
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Copyright: Lee Wentzel (lawentzel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 2 N: 19] (124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS, Sigma 70-300 AF f/4.0-5.6DG Macro, UV 58mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-10 17:45
Viewed: 1678
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Troglodytes aedon L 4 " (12cm)

Named for its tendency to nest in human-provided bird houses located near human houses, the house wren is one of our most familiar backyard birds. These hyperactive dark-brown mites sing a rich burbling warble that is a true sign of spring across much of the species' range, which covers all but the most southern parts of North America. As a cavity nest, house wrens compete with other birds, such as house sparrows, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and bluebirds. Despite their small size, house wrens are aggressive competitors for nest boxes, often piercing and ejecting eggs from a nest box. Indeed, bluebird landlords often locate their nest boxes far from woodland edges and human habitation in an attempt to discourage house wrens from taking over the boxes.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-10 20:32]

Wentzel,

A sharp and detailed of your subject with good background bokeh.
Nicely Done
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  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-06-10 21:31]

Adorable shot Wentzel. Good detail and a great scene well captured. Looks like our winter wren. Good dof with a lovely bg. Nice job. TFS, Lori

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