Wren perched on an old tree stump


Wrens are round-bodied, short-tailed and short-winged, with pointed bills and quite strong feet.

Wrens explore shady, overgrown places on or near the ground, for small insects and spiders. They are well known for their unusually loud, vibrant songs. Males make several nests, from which the female chooses one in which to lay her eggs. Only one species is found in Europe with many more in North America.