Marsh Wren perched on rushes in early morning light – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/500, -0.3 EV, Nikkor500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
Marsh Wrens are small, brown, secretive birds with dark caps, thin bills, whitish eyelines and bold black and white patterns on their backs that usually hold their tails in an upright position. These wrens can be hard to find out in the open this time of the year because they aren’t singing on their breeding territories now but this one popped up briefly yesterday to perch on some rushes at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in early morning light.
I could wish that the setting weren’t so cluttered in this image but I was honestly just happy to have this little bird out in the open long enough to take this photo and it does show the habitat I find these wrens in. There must have been 30 of these wrens hiding and moving around in the rushes where I photographed this one with only a few popping up while I photographed them and this one was the only one that was close enough to take photos of.
I’m fortunate to be able to see these energetic, tiny Marsh Wrens year round here in northern Utah and even more blessed when I can photograph them.
Life is good.