Wrens Dipper

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From this point forward postings will be made on the main page, but the photos will also be added to the gallery. To see the written information about the photo do a search for the number (the first number, if it is a set).

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Marsh Wren Nest – Theler Wetlands – Belfair, Washington – July 19, 2007
The Marsh Wren living in this nest was not cooperative, but I thought I might as well take a photo of the bird’s nest so I would have documentation of the type of nest a Marsh Wren builds. There were at least 2 entrances to the nest. The bird would go in the side and come out of the top. Nikon P4, Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED, 30x WA eyepiece, Manfrotto tripod

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Marymoor Park, Washington – May 6, 2007
This is the second set of 5 photos of this bird. Notice the fuzz on the bird. The second photo shows the nest it built and you’ll understand why the bird has fuzz on its bill. Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 500mm, 1/50 sec, Manfrotto tripod

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Marymoor Park, Washington – May 6, 2007
At the end of the small pier/boardwalk there is a nest. This little one was very protective of its territory. I’m posting 2 series of 5 photos each.
Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 440mm, 1/50 sec, Manfrotto tripod

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Nisqually National Wildlife Reserve – Washington – April 15, 2007
This wren was digiscoped from the trail between McAllister Creek and the visitor center. It was singing up a storm – as you will see below.
Nikon P4, Nikon Fieldscope 82mm ED, 30x WA eyepiece, Manfrotto tripod

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Theler Wetlands – Belfair, Washington – January 14, 2007
This little Marsh Wren made a fuss as we walked by it on the trail. Little did it know that it just peaked my interest. I had to wait around for quite a while, but it finally hopped out of the rushes to pose for me. The second photo is the little guy standing on the ice. It was a cold day and the pond was frozen over. Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 300mm, 1/250 sec, Manfrotto tripod

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Manchester State Park – Port Orchard, Washington – November 25, 2006
I’ve been trying to get a photo of a Winter Wren for quite some time. They are very illusive and tend to stay in the shadows. This little guy came to the edge of a clearing for a few minutes. I had a little trouble getting a shot because he flitted around so much.
Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 270mm, Manfrotto tripod

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Wapato Park – Tacoma, Washington – November 18, 2006
This is the last set of Bewick’s! One more after this. Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 500mm, Manfrotto tripod

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Wapato Park – Tacoma, Washington – November 18, 2006
They just keep coming! Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 400mm, Manfrotto tripod

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Wapato Park – Tacoma, Washington – November 18, 2006
I know. Here we go again. He’s having trouble throwing away photos. Hey, be happy I narrowed it down to eight. The lines you see in the photo are spider webs. Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 400mm, Manfrotto tripod

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Wapato Park – Tacoma, Washington – November 18, 2006
I found this Bewick’s Wren fairly close to one of the parking lots, next to where I took the photo of the turtle. He was very cooperative, at least as cooperative as wrens get. He wouldn’t stay still, but he did stay in the vicinity. Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 400mm, Manfrotto tripod