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Canyon Wren

I have seen a lot of wrens in my life.  Marsh Wrens are the most common in Utah.  I’ve seen Rock Wrens in the desert, Bewick’s Wrens in California and Carolina Wrens in South Carolina and Georgia.  In Arizona I saw Canyon Wrens.


They have the same spotted feathers on their backs as the other wrens.

But the front is very different from other wrens because it is white.

This guy owned the rocks!

Over half my pictures captured him singing.  Last weekend I was determined to get a picture of the Marsh Wrens singing to give you a comparison.  It wasn’t too hard since I could hear a wren every four feet in the reeds.

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Don’t they look remarkably different?

4 Responses to “Canyon Wren”

  1. Great photos! We often hear the canyon wren, but I’ve never gotten a good photo.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks! I’ve never seen them in Utah, I’ll have to keep an eye out.

  3. Tiffany says:

    Wonderful photos Liz! I’ve never see wrens here, they’re adorable – especially when power singing.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks! The last time I saw a Beckwick’s Wren was in a little stretch of trees behind the parking lot at the Presidio in San Francisco. They can’t be too shy if I see them there. It looks like they’re in your area too so keep an eye out. If I ever make it that far south in Cali I will find one for you!