Autumn Marsh Wren at Farmington Bay

Autumn Marsh WrenAutumn Marsh Wren – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/400, ISO 320, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

The sun was bright and lovely yesterday morning at Farmington Bay WMA, the temps were on the chilly side with a low of 31°F and there were birds out and about to make the day even better. I was hoping to see and photograph the male Belted Kingfisher again or perhaps the Barn Owl that has been hanging around and hunting during the day.

Instead I was delighted by several tiny Marsh Wrens foraging in some cattails close enough to photograph with autumn colors in the background. I’ve found it challenging to photograph these small wrens because they move so quickly plus they seem to prefer to stay hidden from view so when I get the chance to photograph them out in the open I jump on it. The wrens yesterday were a treat.

Life is good.



  1. Jane Chesebrough November 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Love the colours of this wren-haven’t seen enough of these.

  2. Elephant's Child November 5, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    A treat for you, and a treat for us.
    The small birds make greased lightening look slow and predictable don’t they?

  3. Larry Muench November 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Great pose and fabulous colors. Even on the bleakest days there is always something to photograph. If only we take the time to see and imagine.

  4. April Olson November 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    If it were not for the mosquitoes I would live on a marsh. I love all the sounds and the birds. Marsh Wrens are like sprinkles on a cupcake. Their call is distinctive and their balancing acts on reeds is amazing.

  5. M. Bruce November 5, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Chasing small birds can be both frustrating and highly rewarding, nice work!

  6. Bob McPherson November 5, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia.

  7. Patty Chadwick November 5, 2016 at 7:18 am

    That is one cute bird!!! Like the setting,too….

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