Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Species
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 13th 2017.
Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 13th 2017.
(1/250th sec at f11. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 9 - 10.5cm

The Wren is a tiny brown bird. It has a dumpy, almost rounded body, with a fine bill, quite long legs and toes, very short round wings and a short, narrow tail which is sometimes cocked up vertically. For such a small bird it has a remarkably loud voice.

It can be found throughout the British Isles.

It breeds in woodland with dense undergrowth, in overgrown clearings and scrub, also on barren islands with hedges, shrubbery, walls, etc.

Wrens spend much of their time hidden in undergrowth, but their loud song gives them away.

There are around 8.5 million breeding territories, making it the commonest British breeding bird.

Sightings

29-Nov-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
17-Nov-2019 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
10-Nov-2019 : Lower Radley, Oxon (1)
03-Oct-2019 : Stiffkey, Norfolk (1)
24-Aug-2019 : Mortimer, Berks (1)
16-Jun-2019 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon (1)
09-Jun-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
11-May-2019 : Abingdon, Oxon (1)
11-May-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (h)
07-May-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
04-May-2019 : Gilfach Farm, Powys (2)
01-May-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
30-Apr-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (h)
29-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (h)
28-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
26-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
21-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
20-Apr-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (h)
20-Apr-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
18-Apr-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
17-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
14-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (h)
10-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
07-Apr-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
03-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
31-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2019 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (2)
25-Mar-2019 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (1)
24-Mar-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)
24-Mar-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
23-Mar-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
05-Mar-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (2h)
23-Feb-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
17-Feb-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
14-Feb-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
27-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
20-Jan-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
09-Jan-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
03-Jan-2019 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)

27-Dec-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
13-Dec-2018 : Buckland Warren, Oxon (1)
30-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
26-Nov-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
22-Nov-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (3)
28-Jun-2018 : Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria (1)
24-Jun-2018 : Wasdale, Cumbria (1)
20-Jun-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (h)
18-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
08-Jun-2018 : Barnwell Country Park, Northants (h)
06-Jun-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
02-Jun-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
02-Jun-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (h)
18-May-2018 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (h)
17-May-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon (h)
15-May-2018 : Lardon Chase, Berks (h)
15-May-2018 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (h)
13-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
11-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
05-May-2018 : Gilfach Farm, Powys (2)
04-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (1)
04-May-2018 : Elan Valley, Powys (2)
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion (h)
01-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1+)
22-Apr-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
21-Apr-2018 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon (h)
16-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
03-Apr-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2h)
26-Mar-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
06-Mar-2018 : Baulking, Oxon (1)
03-Mar-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
02-Mar-2018 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (h)
10-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (1)
07-Jan-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)

26-Dec-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
23-Dec-2017 : Lower Radley, Oxon (2)
23-Dec-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
18-Dec-2017 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
14-Dec-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
18-Nov-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
16-Nov-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
08-Nov-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
30-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
22-Oct-2017 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (5)
11-Oct-2017 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk (1)
13-Aug-2017 : West Walton, Norfolk (2)
12-Aug-2017 : West Walton, Norfolk (2)
17-Jun-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (h)
21-May-2017 : Abingdon, Oxon (1+)
29-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (2+)
22-Apr-2017 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
15-Apr-2017 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon (1+)
13-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon
06-Apr-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
01-Apr-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1h)
30-Mar-2017 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
09-Mar-2017 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
12-Feb-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
22-Jan-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
05-Jan-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)

31-Dec-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
28-Dec-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
26-Dec-2016 : Rushy Common, Oxon (3+)
24-Dec-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
14-Dec-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
10-Dec-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
27-Nov-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
25-Oct-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
21-Aug-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
21-Aug-2016 : Pewsey Downs NNR, Wilts (1)
02-Jul-2016 : Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria (1)
27-May-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
08-May-2016 : Cirencester Park Woods, Glos (1)
08-May-2016 : Whelford Pools, Glos (1)
05-May-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
04-May-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
30-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2+)
24-Apr-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (3)
22-Apr-2016 : Hinksey Park, Oxford, Oxon (1)
20-Apr-2016 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
17-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (3+)
31-Mar-2016 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
28-Mar-2016 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (1h)
25-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
12-Mar-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
06-Mar-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
27-Feb-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
04-Feb-2016 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon (1)
02-Feb-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (4)
02-Jan-2016 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)

29-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (3)
20-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
22-Nov-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
25-Oct-2015 : Dersingham Bog, Norfolk (1)
23-Oct-2015 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk (4)
27-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
29-Aug-2015 : Lardon Chase, Berks (1)
02-Aug-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
07-Jun-2015 : Goring Railway Bridge, Oxon (1)
10-May-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1+)
01-May-2015 : Arne, Dorset (2)
30-Apr-2015 : Arne, Dorset (h)
27-Apr-2015 : Whitecross Green Wood, Oxon (1)
27-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
19-Apr-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
15-Apr-2015 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
12-Apr-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
09-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
08-Apr-2015 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
12-Mar-2015 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
24-Jan-2015 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
17-Jan-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
04-Jan-2015 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)
02-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)