Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Eurasian Wren - November 6, 2012

Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes dauricus
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes dauricus
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes dauricus
Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes dauricus - Ilsan, February 2008
  I discovered at least eight of these rotund little birds today on a refreshing walk through a windy river valley this afternoon.  Always a fun bird to watch as they zip around the forest floor like rodents.  Their call is similar to that of a Japanese/Korean Bush Warbler, only 'wetter'.  These winter migrants (a small number apparently stay year-round in Korea, but I've only ever seen them in winter - hence the clever former name 'Winter Wren') were quite confiding as they chased each other around the stream-beds.  Scuffling over prime territory maybe?  
  I also spotted some Goldcrests today, which is always a good thing.

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