Can you name the bird on the flag­pole

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your View -

QThis bird was sat on top my al­lot­ment flag­pole this morn­ing. Can you tell me what it is – I think it’s a Wren. James Coul­ing

AYou’re ab­so­lutely right, it’s the ‘King of Birds’, the Wren. As well as its small size, the way the tail is held cocked up is ut­terly dis­tinc­tive (and will be fa­mil­iar to older read­ers who re­mem­ber the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of one on the old far­thing coin). It’s quite un­usual to see one perch­ing quite so openly and promi­nently as this, though, as they’re gen­er­ally rather skulk­ing in their be­hav­iour (although they give them­selves away with their very loud voices).

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