Wren Family

WHEN: 12 July 2018, 17:30
WHERE: Blackwater Valley Path, UK (Google map)

I spotted this family of Wrens on my way home from work after stopping by the river for a while. To be honest I heard them for ages before spotting them, the youngsters calling out for food almost constantly.

Wren Fledgling

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO 800, 1/60 sec.

This little fledgling was on my side of the river initially and therefore much closer. I think the relative inexperience of this you bird meant he sat close enough for me to grab this shot.

Feeding Time

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO 800, 1/60 sec.

He then flew to the other side of the river and I watched as two fledglings waited noisily whilst the adult bird provisioned them with insects. Unfortunately my view was slightly obscured but still a nice image.

The following day the same family were at the same location, albeit in a different tree. The chicks were again noisy but this time stayed under cover. I was lucky to get a really lovely portrait of the adult bird, although would have loved to have a longer lens. Wrens are so small you need to be very close to fill the frame.

Mother Wren

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO 500, 1/800 sec.

With results like this I may have to try and take more bird pictures.

 

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