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1 hour ago, cavan wood said:

Rich colour, distinct supercillium, short fine dark bill.  Winter for me.

Scott

I agree. All House Wrens I've seen are drab compared to this bird. 

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8 hours ago, cavan wood said:

Rich colour, distinct supercillium, short fine dark bill.  Winter for me.

Scott

 

6 hours ago, Bird Brain said:

I agree. All House Wrens I've seen are drab compared to this bird. 

Thanks guys. I have limited experience with anything other than Carolina. I think I was expecting a Winter Wren to have its tail cocked.

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Sorry, but this is a House Wren with that long tail and lightly-marked underside.  We've seen a few darker ones like this.  I think you would have noticed the unique behavior if it was a Winter - they bounce and scurry around with jerky movements with their short little tails high in the air.

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Thanks. It certainly was not bouncing around, just moving slowly and predictably. And I never saw the tail up.

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I have no experience with Winter or Northern House Wrens, but the Southern House Wrens we have here look just like this; the warm reddish brown is normal here. 

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I'll concede to the experts. It's just that like I said above, I've never seen a House Wren with this much coloring. But, I've never seen a Winter Wren that I know of, so I really don't have the experience to distinguish between the two. My apologies, @HamRHead, for steering you wrong!

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