Winter Wren at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 9, 2019

While birding Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County, Golden-crowned Kinglets were plentiful along with a few Yellow-rumped Warblers, a bird that hides and feeds along the banks of creeks the Winter Wren was also present. These birds are very shy to say the least. While warblers and kinglets don’t even seem to acknowledge your presence, this bird sees you, and it is out of sight. It could be to that their food, gnats and bugs are in in vegetation, logs, around them, under them and along shore banks of creeks where we don’t hang out much to see them. These birds move fast and don’t typically sit still. This bird gave nice views from across the creek for a few moments and I tried to capture some of the action I saw. Clouds rolled in some during the day and temps were mild. Images were taken on April 9, 2019.

The Winter Wren, just how they stand…

Some of the habitat they hang out in and feed…

Moving along getting things to eat…

Moving along looking up, getting things to eat, sometimes they jump up for their food in the air, short flights…

Just looking around for something to eat…

Where you may see them..



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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

5 Responses to Winter Wren at Wehr Nature Center in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on April 9, 2019

  1. Laura Wentz says:

    Really nice photos Jim!

  2. Thomas Wood says:

    Yes, they are shy. Sometimes all I see is a little movement around a log, but when I hear the “chip-chup” call, I know they are there. Someday you will have to figure out how to get an audio recording on your blog. This tiny bird has one of the most beautiful and complex songs in the bird world. I’m glad this bird came out long enough for you to get some great images.

  3. Genie Ogden says:

    Thanks for sharing these photos of this cute little bird. We have House Wrens in our yard in Summer, but I’ve never seen a Winter wren.

  4. Joan Schrinner says:

    I saw a winter wren many years ago in the woods of northern Wisconsin. The reason I spotted it was because it was singing such a beautiful song!

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