Can You Identify These Wrens? Test Your Knowledge!
Mystery Wren #1
Our largest eastern wren, this bird has a bold white eyebrow line that helps set it apart visually from our other wrens. When perched or foraging, it often holds its tail cocked upward. They seem to love nesting near humans: Nests have been found inside garages, in old shoes and empty cans, and even in clothespin bags hanging on well-used clotheslines. Clue: These wrens are found in the Carolinas and throughout the southeastern United States, and are expanding their range northward.
Identifying birds is at the very heart of bird watching. Each bird encountered is like a little puzzle or mystery to solve, because, while birds of a single species all share a certain set of physical traits, no two individual birds, like no two individual humans, are exactly alike.