Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
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


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.


13-Aug-2017:West Walton, Cambs(2)
12-Aug-2017:West Walton, Cambs(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:Standlake Common, Oxon(1)
02-Jan-2017:Garden, Abingdon, 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:Pewsey Downs NNR, Wilts(1)
21-Aug-2016:Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon(1)
02-Jul-2016:Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria(1)
27-May-2016:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon(1)
08-May-2016:Whelford Pools, Glos(1)
08-May-2016:Cirencester Park Woods, 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:Otmoor, Oxon(1)
27-Apr-2015:Whitecross Green Wood, 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)

20-Dec-2014:Hackpen Hill, Oxon(1)
13-Dec-2014:Radley Lakes, Oxon(1)
06-Dec-2014:Radley Lakes, Oxon(1)
05-Oct-2014:Chimney Meadows, Oxon(1)
30-Sep-2014:Garden, Abingdon, Oxon(1)
28-Sep-2014:Radley Lakes, Oxon(1)
09-Aug-2014:Pewsey Downs NNR, Wilts(4)
30-Jun-2014:Tophill Low, E. Yorks(1)
29-Jun-2014:Crowle Moor, N. Lincs(1)
23-Jun-2014:Trigrad Gorge, Bulgaria
08-Jun-2014:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon(1)
25-May-2014:Otmoor, Oxon(2)
24-May-2014:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon(h)
15-May-2014:Burgess Field, Oxon(h)
12-May-2014:Marston Meadows, Oxon(1)
11-May-2014:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon(h)
09-May-2014:Bwlch-y-rhiw, Ceredigion
04-May-2014:Y Clywd, Ceredigion(1)
27-Apr-2014:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon(h)
21-Apr-2014:Bagley Wood, Oxon(2)
21-Apr-2014:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
17-Apr-2014:Otmoor, Oxon
12-Apr-2014:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon(1)
12-Apr-2014:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon(5+)
24-Mar-2014:Burgess Field, Oxon(2)
19-Mar-2014:Marston Meadows, Oxon(1)
15-Mar-2014:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon(1)
09-Mar-2014:Otmoor, Oxon(2)
08-Mar-2014:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
20-Feb-2014:Marston Meadows, Oxon(1)
16-Feb-2014:Otmoor, Oxon(2)
05-Jan-2014:Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon(1)

30-Nov-2013:Otmoor, Oxon(2)
20-Oct-2013:Bagley Wood, Oxon(1)
12-Oct-2013:Radley Lakes, Oxon(1)
18-May-2013:Whelford Pools, Glos(1)
16-May-2013:Marston Meadows, Oxon
12-May-2013:Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
06-May-2013:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon(2)
03-May-2013:Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon(2)
21-Apr-2013:Churn, Oxon(1)
20-Apr-2013:Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon(1)
09-Mar-2013:Bagley Wood, Oxon(1)
02-Mar-2013:Garden, Abingdon, Oxon(1)
16-Feb-2013:Radley Lakes, Oxon(1)
26-Jan-2013:Cholsey Marsh, Oxon(1)