Nikon D300 ~ 80-400mm Nikkor lens
f5.6 ~ 1/800s ~ ISO 1000
Taken near Westport, Washington (US)
Marsh Wren ~ Cistothorus palustris

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We drove to Westport last spring to see the migrating shore birds and instead I found this beautiful little marsh wren singing his tiny heart out. His little song is simply beautiful!!

I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches

The song kept running through my head…l.and I kind of think that if his eye is on the sparrow, it is also on the little wren.


  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonover 1 year ago

    He looks like he is singing …. If you’re happy and you know it, wag your tail. Lol. Lovely capture. It put a smile on my face because lately I am often singing or whistling to myself and then realise I am happy.

  • Thank you so much Christina! I agree totally that singing really boosts the happy meter!! LOL!!

    – TeresaB

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 1 year ago

    Me too :)
    Great work Teresa!

  • Thank you so much Clare

    – TeresaB

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

    This little guy does indeed look so happy! A wonderful photo, Teresa.

  • Thanks bunches Kat

    – TeresaB

  • Berns
    Bernsover 1 year ago

    He is a beauty!

  • Thanks bunches Berns

    – TeresaB

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture, Teresa

  • Thanks so very much tori

    – TeresaB

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture Teresa

  • Thanks so very much Larry

    – TeresaB

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    So sweet . . . love these little guys!!!

  • Thank you so much lorilee

    – TeresaB

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so very much Meeli!! I’m delighted, and I greatly appreciate the feature!!

    – TeresaB

  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.over 1 year ago

    he is adorable!!

  • Thanks so very much Nicole

    – TeresaB

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Awesome shot Teresa!

  • Thank you Roy

    – TeresaB

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