Winter Wren – Wolcott Mills Metropark

As the sun was beginning to set in the sky, I headed to Wolcott Mills Metropark in Ray Twp… I have been looking for Winter Wren in a couple of spots… I like these little guys… skulkers, but full of attitude as they scold you with there little buzzy notes from under logs and in the thick of bushes… I decided to try the Mother Earth Trail at Wolcott because in the very beginning not too far from the parking lot, there are a bunch of fallen trees and brush… perfect winter habitat for these little wrens…. I found one within 3 minutes of being out of the car…. Next challenge was to photograph one in a short amount of time before shooting light was gone. He was curious of me but he would not come out into the open.. I had to finally get some shots of the wren looking through a hole in the middle of one bush….  There were some Golden Crowned Kinglets and Brown Creepers near the parking lot… I heard a Belted Kingfisher calling from the river…

This was the best photo I could get for the first 10 minutes of this skulking Winter Wren

This was the best photo I could get for the first 10 minutes of this skulking Winter Wren

2 thoughts on “Winter Wren – Wolcott Mills Metropark

  1. I was lucky to get some clear shots a few weeks ago at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Its really hard to get a clear shot and they never stay still.

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