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Announcement: the wrens have returned!

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House wrens were showing up all over the place this morning…at least all along the trail I was walking. I’m really not sure how many different wrens I saw, but I’m sure there was more than one. Wrens apparently are cavity nesters, and for several years I have watched them go in and out of this dead tree. Every year they return to the nest, and I was delighted to see them return this spring. It took some patience on my part to get this picture because the wren(s) don’t make a direct approach to the nest, and I took lots of pictures before she finally posed on the top of the tree. Here are a few of the outtakes:

Watching the wrens was a lot of fun, and took up most of my time today, but here are a few others I added to my gallery this morning.

A tufted titmouse that landed right in front of my camera:

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A black-capped chickadee

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A tiny hummingbird sitting on the very top of a tall tree:

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2016_05_23_Trailwalk_Chagrin River Park_0132Two pictures of indigo bunting…

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…and FINALLY,  a tiny chipmunk let me walk really close to him to get this picture. He was well hidden behind a branch, but I got this shot by slowly walking around the end of the branch until we were almost face-to-face. Maybe he thought I hadn’t seen him. That’s the advantage of carrying a 300mm lens.

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That’s all for today. Hope you like them too. Tomorrow I meeting a friend for a trail walk at Holden Arboretum. The pictures will be different, so stop by to see what I find along the trail.

Thanks for joining me on the trail today.
Trail Walker


I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer and nature lover, inviting you to join me on my trail walks.

4 thoughts on “Announcement: the wrens have returned!

    1. Sheryl, you post marvelous black and white photographs time after time. I love that and hope someday to learn how to do it well, especially for my Fabulous Friday Faces. In the meantime, vibrant color speaks to me, and I am loving these spring warblers!


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