Troglodytes troglodytes zetlandicus

I am recovering from the most horrendous migraine ever.  So I will keep this short.

The Troglodytes troglodytes zetlandicus is the Shetland wren, the local variety of Winter Wren that lives in Britain.


A few years back, I found Mr and Mrs Wren had built a superb nest under one of our saddle panels!

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They had cleverly used all the loose horse hair, some moss and bits of straw and the nest was firmly wedged in.


Mr and Mrs W came and went with various household necessities for their impending new family and seemed totally unpeturbed by us and our horses.  They were a regular sight and we grew very fond of these lovely little birds.

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This was a busy place but we didn’t want to disturb her so we crept around for ages and used other saddles.  Our efforts were rewarded and one day there were bebbies!

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I think they all fledged and there were no mishaps.  We still have wrens in the school and I always wonder if they are related to the original family.  As neighbours go, they were never any trouble. I am very fond of wrens.


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