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. Certainly, I wanted to avoid offending this bird by barking out a command.

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. So it seems this small bird has a big sense of humor.

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

Find more photos at:

Little Big Bird

Birds Are Business Experts

Have You Seen These Odd Ducks?


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.

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Please visit the web site for The Trust for Public Land to learn about what they’re doing.


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