A Bird Haiku Per Day in May Day 17: Bewick’s Wren

Photo by Jeremy Schwartz

Quick, sharp tail bobbing

with a melodious song

and a white eyebrow

Like most wrens, you’re likely to hear a Bewick’s wren before you see it. They’re known for their complex and multi-phrased songs, which they belt out with force and verve. These sparrow-sized birds are also famous for being a bit hyperactive as they bob their tails and quickly switch direction while perched. The white eyebrow of the Bewick’s wren distinguishes it from other wrens of the Pacific Northwest.

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