Singing Male Marsh Wren

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For me, male Marsh Wrens in springtime epitomize the word “frenzied” as they flit from cattail to cattail defending nesting territory, attracting and mating with multiple females and building many “dummy” nests. And their singing is almost constant. [...]

Juvenile Marsh Wren

I normally have difficulty getting close enough to Marsh Wrens for them to be large enough in the frame to show good detail. They’re very small, incredibly flitty and they inhabit busy backgrounds – all challenges for the photographer. Last year I had some success with adults but juveniles have always eluded me.