Wren


The Marsh Wren was photographed at the north point of Lake Park north of Bradford Beach on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Marsh Wren was photographed at the north point of Lake Park north of Bradford Beach on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The Marsh Wren is a small energetic gray-brown wren that is conspicuous with white stripes on the back and a white eyebrow stripe, and a tail often cocked. It has a range from south Canada to northwest Mexico that covers most of the United States. It has a habitat in cattail, bulrush, or brackish marshes, and brushy edges of ponds. It has a diet of mostly insects.

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Wrens are common in open woods, and backyards of the southeast United States.

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The Carolina Wren is about the size of a sparrow and is identified by a white eyebrow stripe and buffy underparts. It has a distinctive sound from the other Wrens. It has a range of the southeaster United States. It has a habitat of tangles, brushy undergrowth, mixed woods, suburban gardens, and towns.