Pacific Wren

1/500s at f8.0 ISO:1600 Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm , x 1.4 coverter

The Pacific wren is a very small North American bird and a member of the mainly New World wren family. It breeds along the Pacific coast from Alaska to California and inland as far as Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota. It migrates through and winters across the western half of the United States and Canada. The Pacific wren nests mostly in coniferous forests, especially those of spruce and fir, where it is often identified by its long and exuberant song. Although it is an insectivore, it can remain in moderately cold and even snowy climates by foraging for insects on substrates such as bark and fallen logs. The male builds a small number of nests. These are called "cock nests" but are never lined until the female chooses one to use. Five to eight white or slightly speckled eggs are laid in April, and second broods are reared.
St. Paul, AK