Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Building a Nest

Bewick's Wren (Thyromanes bewickii) building a nest
I was walking along by a thicket of dense oak and scrub, and just under the bridge I spotted a brown and white blur hopping about.

Upon closer inspection, I was struck by bold white eyebrows, a long tail, and soft brown back, white throat.

I carried A Field Guide to Western Birds by Roger Tory Peterson because I don't know my birds, and learned this little lady is a Bewick's Wren. She was carrying small feathers and twigs to deposit them in a cavity in the footbridge.

I thought of the Earth Wind and Fire song, Build Your Nest...

Build yo nest

Build yo nest on tenderness...


  1. Well this made my night. Just found your blog. Keep writing. Beautiful.