Click of the Week – Marsh Wren

With Spring right around the corner here in the Pacific Northwest, the beginning signs of change are starting to emerge. Buds on select flowers are hinting of spreading their petals to gather the suns rays, and the busy antics of wildlife in the Springtime are slowly picking up speed. I spent about an hour photographing this busy Marsh Wren eating insects off of the reeds, and communicating through song to its fellow marsh mates. Normally a very secretive bird that hides in the underbrush of the reeds and cattails, from time to time this little Wren would pop up to the top of a cattail to have a look around for possible intruders to its territory. Marsh Wrens do not typically stay in one place for more than a few seconds, so being ready to capture the moment is of utmost importance.

Marsh Wren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image was made with a Canon 1D Mk IV, 500mm f/4 IS lens, ISO 400, f/4, 1/3200 sec., processing in Photoshop CS6

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