Bewick’s Wren
Bewick's Wren. Pictures taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens

THE NATURAL WORLD OF SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND THROUGH THE LENS OF CAPTAIN YVES

It was named after British engraver Thomas Bewick

A young male Bewick’s Wren learns to sign from neighboring adult males while he is coming of age. The song he developes between the ages of 30 and 60 days will be his for life.

A very nimble species, Bewick’s Wrens often hang upside down as they pick insects and spoders from trunks, branches and leaves. Occasionally, they will catch insects on the wing!

Bewick’s Wren usually build their nests in cavities of on ledges within 30 feet of the ground. The males initiate the nest building process.

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