The wrens are mostly small, brownish passerine birds in the mainly New World family Troglodytidae. About 80 species of true wrens in roughly 20 genera are described
While reading up on the bird species that are commonly seen on the reserve I learned that
the wren is actually the most common breeding bird in the UK with 8.5 million breeding pairs
But despite this fact I thought: “How much do I really know about them?” So I thought I would find out more! The bird we know as a wren is actually the winter or European wren (Troglodytes troglodytes), the only species of wren found outside of North America, and present across most of the northern hemisphere. See how many of these facts you already knew, or perhaps you will find out something completely new! Here are ten top tips about this species: