Bewick's Wren, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

This Is Not a Buick

This is not a Buick


Bewick's Wren, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in post: This Is Not a Buick

Bewick’s Wren


This is not a Buick, It’s a Bird.

By looking at the photo, you can tell that this is not a Buick. It’s a bird.

It’s a Bewick’s Wren.

The Bewick’s Wren is a shy bird that spends most of its time hidden.

So I was surprised when a Bewick’s Wren hopped out from under a large cactus while I was out taking photos.

Then it kept hopping toward me until it was about 3-feet (1-m) away.

Since this was inside the minimum focusing distance for my lens, I asked the bird to fly to a branch about 18-ft (6-m) away with clear sky in the background. And to be helpful, I pointed toward a likely branch.

Just for the record, I was especially polite, as one might be when speaking to a small bird.

I can report that when a Bewick’s Wren laughs hysterically, it makes a sound that you won’t find in any program on bird calls.

Then the bird flew back under the cactus.

I was, however, able to take the above photo on another photo outing.

Much success,

Steve Kaye


Birding Resources

Learn more about birds in Orange County, CA, at: Sea & Sage Audubon Society

Excellent Book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation, by Daniel J. Lebbin, etal.


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