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Winter Wren

Troglodytes hiemalis


How to find

centre of forest.

Joy the objective.


Tiny tail

shivers as he sings.

Delirious trill.



darts into thickets,

creeps into crevasses.


Lifts an eyebrow,

joins a chime of wrens.

Elusive ripple,


varied trill,

incoherent whir,

tremble to warble.



the note, the half-note,

the tone, the tangle.


Forget where

you once were going,


scribble bird.



All my best,


Written by jane tims

July 3, 2018 at 9:11 pm

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  1. I love winter wrens and we always have a pair on our property! Great scribble!

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    July 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    • Me too. I have heard them for years and didn’t know what they were until a couple of years ago!


      jane tims

      July 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm

  2. Jane, I wish I could scribble like that! 🙂 Beautiful!

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    July 3, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    • Hi Rebecca. Thanks. Do you have the winter wren where you are?


      jane tims

      July 4, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      • I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a winter wren. I am most familiar with and often see the Carolina wren. The two look very similar. Carolina wrens are very pretty and spirited birds.

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        July 5, 2018 at 2:18 am

      • I rarely see a winter wren, but I hear their delirious song almost every day through summer.

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        jane tims

        July 5, 2018 at 11:43 am

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