Tonyphotoplus's picture

The wren

Its been a sad start of the year! All the wrens seems to have disappeared from our area! I have asked friends around the area and they have not seen any either. Bert on the otherside of the valley did see one breifly and that was that. I live in West Wales and the only conclusion is that its the winter that has killed them.

Is this the same over most of the country? I have looked and listened but they are not around and that is so sad. Would love to hear your findings




tootsietim's picture

Surlingham in Norfolk

I've finally managed to get out into the wider countryside for a proper look and listen and spent an hour or so at Surlingham RSPB in Norfolk. In the space of an hour I heard 5 seperate wrens singing. I would, I think have expected a few more, but they were definately holding territories here. The on thing I didn't get to see or hear though was the other tiny bird of ours, the Goldcrest. Admittedly i don't always see them here but I did study the conifers quite carefully and saw / heard nothing.

sa6688's picture

the wren

They seem to be present here in normal numbers-I often spot them in a particular spot in my garden, where they flit around in the shrubs, and have heard them singing very loudly in the lane, pretty much as normal,so I don,t think there is aproblem here.(lancashire)
However, we have had a complete collapse of the green finch population(i posted about this a couple of weeks ago). I was delighted , last weekend , to catch a familiar flash of colour on a bird in the lane, and yesterday, there was a large, bright, greenfinch sitting on the tray at the base of the feeder. That was my first sighting since last summer,and we have previously had up to 8 at once, on the feeders.


yorkie's picture

Wrens are doing well here

I hear several wrens singing and also have regular sightings (almost daily) when walking the dogs around my home patch, and also sightings in my garden, in Lydney, West Gloucestershire.