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The Eurasian Wren is one of the Europe's smallest birds (not The smallest though), and the only representative of Wren family on the continent. The bird is smaller than a sparrow, of brown appearance, round and sturdy, with short round wings and a short tail - tail is kept cocked most of the time, pointing upward.


Here observed in trees on banks of a river Valserine, before disappearing in leafless dense shrubs beneath. The Valserine is one of the cleanest streams in Jura mountain range, flowing through mixed lowland forest.


I always considered these beauties relatively easy to spot, but a nightmare to photograph; and have discarded tons of pics of my encounters with them. This time I got really lucky - I got the time for 6 shots in rapid succession, and got four good ones out...

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Saint-Genis-Pouilly, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Mar 14, 2021
Submitted on Mar 14, 2021

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