Eurasian Wren - mini nemesis
Interestingly called "winter king" in dutch, shown here during the summer. It's a new bird in our garden, we think it is here due to insect life boosted by a new section in our garden that we dedicate to wild growth. I'm calling it a mini nemesis due to it being encouraged by the female blackbird in our garden who makes our cat's life miserable.
Just like the blackbird, this Wren got cockier every day. That's why I could approach it this close. Luckily though, its call is pleasant, and not deafening.
The Eurasian Wren , is a very small bird, and the only member of the wren family Troglodytidae found in Eurasia. In Anglophone Europe, it is commonly known simply as the Wren. It was once lumped with ''Troglodytes hiemalis'' of eastern North America and ''Troglodytes pacificus'' of western North America as the Winter Wren.
It is also highly polygynous, an unusual mating system for passerines.
It occurs in Europe, a belt of Asia from northern Iran and Afghanistan across to Japan... more