This week’s photo, taken October 30, 2016 at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa in Tecate, Mexico, features a WRENTIT, a shy bird that spends more time hiding in brush than venturing out in the open. For that reason, capturing this image was a nice surprise for me during our recent visit to the Ranch.

The WRENTIT is quite content where it’s at. In its lifetime, it may travel no more than a quarter mile in any direction, making it one of the most sedentary birds in North America.

Up here in the Pacific Northwest, any bird-watcher would love to some day be the first person ever to spot a Wrentit in Washington State. Although Wrentits have reached the northern limits of Oregon, for the “bird with no wanderlust” to fly across the Columbia River into Washington just might be more adventure than a Wrentit needs in its life.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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One Response to Wanderless

  1. Chris says:

    We have plenty of Wrentits in SLO county. Jim took a good photo of one in the Elfin Forest, a reserve less than a mile from our house, which is used by the docents on birdwalks there to show the group what is making that ping pong call. Near Pismo we once saw two of them at once pop out of a hedge next to the sidewalk.

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