It’s good to get some exercise but the old custom of hunting a wren on this day is not one I particularly want to continue.
Wrens are little but interesting – and noisy!
Wrens are often polygynous and the males build the nests to try to attract one (or more) mates. They are packed full of noise and when they sing they are amazingly loud.
There is one wren species in Europe but lots in the USA.
You may not be going wren-hunting – but a walk and a breath of fresh air probably won’t do you any harm – and you might well hear a wren.
What you won’t see is a great stonking wren like this cactus wren – I saw these in Joshua Tree National Park (and very nice they were too) when I was failing to see a road runner. I might have another go at that this spring…[registration_form]