Contributor:Martin Champion / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:2592 x 3872 px | 21.9 x 32.8 cm | 8.6 x 12.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:15 May 2011
Location:Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK
The wren is a tiny brown bird, although it is heavier, less slim, than the even smaller goldcrest. It is dumpy, almost rounded, with a fine bill, quite long legs and toes, very short round wings and a short, narrow tail which is sometimes cocked up vertically. For such a small bird it has a remarkably loud voice. It is the common UK breeding bird, although it suffers declines during prolonged, severely cold winters. They are found across the UK in a wide range of habitats - woodland, farmland, heathland, moorland and islands. Most are found in deciduous woodland but it is least abundant in Scotland and northern England, with the smallest numbers found in upland areas. A regular visitor to most gardens. The wren in this image was taken in the back garden where a small nest house had been put and ignored for many years. A wonderful sight to watch the parents providing for their chicks.