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I have, on and off for the last several years, noticed a pair of Wrens in our backyard. They have always been very elusive, flying away before I can grab my camera or before Cynthia could make it to the window to see them for herself.

They’re hard to spot unless you know what you’re looking for. They share many of the markings and coloration of the common sparrow which are in great abundance in our yard.

Today as I was walking through the living room I noticed a bit of activity outside the window and looked out to find both Wrens engaged in a flurry of activity. I went to grab my camera and was sure they would be gone by the time I got back but they weren’t.

One was hopping all around one of the potted plants


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As the other cleaned itself up after taking a bath


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They didn’t seem to notice me for about 5 minutes so I was able to shoot quite a few pics finally!

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