Earth Notes: Wren Loud and Bold Ambient (2021-06)
Updated 2022-09-26 11:21 GMT.
By Damon Hart-Davis.
A couple of minutes of very loud constant contact/alarm calling from a bold wren that kept coming within a few feet of me, bellowing, as I sat in the garden.
It shouted while eating bugs off my apple-tree.
It shouted while standing on my garden solar panels.
It shouted while clinging vertically to my house wall!
This was early evening, and I think there were two of them at times.
It was suggested to me (by AF) that this was a proud recent new parent.
There's plenty of competition with background urban noises, and other birds! (Pigeons, jackdaws, crows, parakeets, at least...)
[loud wren contact calls in June against suburban background noise in London UK]
All a bit rough and ready and neither the best of recording nor editing.
This was all happening a little after 7pm BST, ie between 18:00Z and 19:00Z.
[wren making loud contact calls standing on top edge of solar panel and while feeding in apple tree]
Video on Twitter and on YouTube.