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scribble bird

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Winter Wren

Troglodytes hiemalis

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How to find

centre of forest.

Joy the objective.

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Tiny tail

shivers as he sings.

Delirious trill.

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Troglodyte

darts into thickets,

creeps into crevasses.

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Lifts an eyebrow,

joins a chime of wrens.

Elusive ripple,

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varied trill,

incoherent whir,

tremble to warble.

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Distinguish

the note, the half-note,

the tone, the tangle.

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Forget where

you once were going,

indecisive

scribble bird.

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All my best,

Jane

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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    lee

    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!

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      jane tims

      July 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm

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

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    Rebecca

    July 3, 2018 at 11:47 pm

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

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      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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        Rebecca

        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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