Limmershin, the Winter Wren
, told me the tale when he was blown on to the rigging of a steamer going to Japan, and I took him down into my cabin and warmed and fed him for a couple of days till he was fit to fly back to St.
Gullies on the property are reliable places to hear the long and complex song of a winter wren
Look now for yellow-bellied sapsucker, winter wren
, golden-crowned kinglet, hermit thrush, fox sparrow and pine warbler.
Her latest work, Winter Wren
, is the first publication from Fish Gotta Swim Editions, a new company that specializes in novellas.
Meanwhile, the hermit thrush will pump its tail, and the tiny, winter wren
with its comical, short, cocked tail, will sing an explosion of densely packed, musical notes.
Of all the birds there are to appreciate at our feeders and in the thickets that surround our house, the winter wren
is my favorite.
people all over England and Wales used to embark upon a frantic winter wren
hunt: the feathers and bodies of the slain birds were prized as charms against drowning.
For anyone who loves hemlock-shaded mountainsides where orchids, trilliums, ferns, and salamanders flourish, where the sweet song of the winter wren
splashes down mossy streams, the loss of eastern and Carolina hemlocks is unthinkable.
University of Massachusetts Professor Donald Kroodsma, the nation's foremost bird song researcher, calls the amazing 10-second call of the common winter wren
"the pinnacle of complexity ...
Early in the past century seven species were found nearly every spring near Urbana but more than 40 years later they were recorded at Charleston in less than half the 23 years: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (5 years), Bewick's Wren (8 years and none after 1984), Winter Wren
, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-throated Blue Warbler (3 years) and Pine Warbler.
Specific habitat types such as old growth forests and hemlock ravines were found to be important to several of these species, namely, Winter Wren
, Magnolia Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Canada Warbler, and Dark-eyed Junco.
Reestablishment of an insular Winter Wren
population following a severe freeze.