Friday, May 15, 2009

Nest-building Wren

Spring has arrived here in south west France and it has brought with it an opportunity for my friend Michael to get out again photographing the local wildlife.   He sent me these 4 pictures which he took the other day.  The French call the bird a "troglodyte", but we English speakers know it as a wren.  Michael has been trying to capture photos of this bird for several years.  It is the second smallest European bird weighing in at only 9 grams (about 1/3 of an ounce) and is very shy.

 Troglodyte 003 Troglodyte 001
Troglodyte 002 Araignée 


The fourth picture is difficult to see but is of a spider....  I still continue to be amazed at how Michael even finds these photo opportunities, let alone captures them.

Once again, thanks to Michael for sharing these photos with us.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Breathtakingly beautiful and to think the bird is only 1/3 oz..... how do they survive the cold in winter,I wonder.It is building a nest, I hope he knows where and can get some more photos.