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Observed: 2nd April 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Wren, Sandy Lodge, 2012-04-02 011
Wren, Sandy Lodge, 2012-04-02 001

This wren was fairly bold around people.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Fenwickfield's picture


Very nice photo, always like to see these little rather noisy bird's


Peter Pearson's picture

Winter Wren

Surely this is a first for Britain an American Wren seen at Sandy

RoyW's picture

Go with the scientific

Go with the scientific name.

Winter Wren was an English Language name that was applied to the species prior to the American wrens being split off as two separate species. Winter Wren is now the English name that applies to Troglodytes hiemalis, T. troglodytes is called Eurasian Wren (but may be split further in the future).

Simon Walker's picture

Winter Wren

I just went with what iSpot came up with. Me, I'd just call it a Wren.

RoyW's picture

Unfortunately Ispot follows

Unfortunately Ispot follows the names used by the Encyclopedia of Life, which is generally very slow to catch up with taxonomical revisions and/or changes in names. This means that the names (both English and scientific) that come up as recommended aren't always the ones in current, or common, usage.

Still, I suppose there has to be some sort of source that Ispot follows, and it's generally easy enough to work out what is meant!

I particularly like the left hand shot btw!

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Well, Thank You, Roy

I'm sure this was the same bird I saw a few days before, but then I made the classic error of not having reset my camera settings after doing something odd (photographing bathing birds at 1/5000 sec). The results were not as good as I'd been expecting! So I just had to go back and hope he'd show up again.
Thanks again for your kind remark.