Henry Shejbal, Italy

Wren

September 11, 2009
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Categories: General, Non-Daffodil

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Hello Melissa and Brian,

 

In German this bird is called Zaunkoenig (King of the hedges). When I was a small boy I was told the story of how it got its name.

 

All birds came together and thought they needed to elect a king. So they decided that he who would fly highest would be their king. All birds tried, but the eagle flew highest. However, a little wren was hidden in its feathers and when the eagle could not fly any higher, the wren krept out of the eagle’s feathers and flew just a bit higher. So it was declared King.

But all the birds were angry and tried to punish the little rascal. The wren hid in a mouse hole in the ground. So the birds decided that they would catch it when it came out. An owl was chosen to watch the hole. But the owl got tiered. So it first closed one eye and looked with the other. Then it closed the other eye and looked with that. Yet when it closed this eye it forgot to open the other one. The little King escaped and hid in a hedge.

 

That’s how it got its name.

 

I think that it is not surprising that such a cunning little fellow should have taken possession of both Eurasia and America.

 

Regards

                Henry

 


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Da:  title= [mailto: title=] Per conto di Brian S. Duncan
Inviato: venerdì 11 settembre 2009 18.30
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Oggetto: [daffnet] Canyon Wren/ Irish Wren

 

Thanks Melissa,

Your Canyon Wren looks very similar to our little guy that I was brought uo to call a Chitty Wren. We have them in the garden all the time and they even come into the bulb shed looking for spiders etc. We usually find a few nests in the springtime. I find it intetresting that such similar birds are to be found sp many miles apart with an ocean between!

Brian

2 responses to “Wren”

  1. Nancy Tackett, California Nancy Tackett says:


    Henry,

    What a wonderful story!  Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    Best Regards,

    Nancy

    At 09:31 PM 9/11/2009 +0200, JS wrote:

    Hello Melissa and Brian,
     
    In German this bird is called Zaunkoenig (King of the hedges). When I was a small boy I was told the story of how it got its name.
     
    All birds came together and thought they needed to elect a king. So they decided that he who would fly highest would be their king. All birds tried, but the eagle flew highest. However, a little wren was hidden in its feathers and when the eagle could not fly any higher, the wren krept out of the eagle’s feathers and flew just a bit higher. So it was declared King.
    But all the birds were angry and tried to punish the little rascal. The wren hid in a mouse hole in the ground. So the birds decided that they would catch it when it came out. An owl was chosen to watch the hole. But the owl got tiered. So it first closed one eye and looked with the other. Then it closed the other eye and looked with that. Yet when it closed this eye it forgot to open the other one. The little King escaped and hid in a hedge.
     
    That’s how it got its name.
     
    I think that it is not surprising that such a cunning little fellow should have taken possession of both Eurasia and America.
     
    Regards
      Henry
     

    Da:  title= [ javascript:DeCryptX('2f0a2h2h2p2g2v2/1c1p0u0n0c1f1t2B3g2c3i0f0o2f0i1m1v1t1b0.2q3u3j')] Per conto di Brian S. Duncan
    Inviato: venerdì 11 settembre 2009 18.30
    A:  title=
    Oggetto: [daffnet] Canyon Wren/ Irish Wren
     
    Thanks Melissa,
    Your Canyon Wren looks very similar to our little guy that I was brought uo to call a Chitty Wren. We have them in the garden all the time and they even come into the bulb shed looking for spiders etc. We usually find a few nests in the springtime. I find it intetresting that such similar birds are to be found sp many miles apart with an ocean between!
    Brian

  2. Nancy Tackett, California Nancy Tackett says:


    Henry,

    What a wonderful story!  Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    Best Regards,

    Nancy

    At 09:31 PM 9/11/2009 +0200, JS wrote:

    Hello Melissa and Brian,
     
    In German this bird is called Zaunkoenig (King of the hedges). When I was a small boy I was told the story of how it got its name.
     
    All birds came together and thought they needed to elect a king. So they decided that he who would fly highest would be their king. All birds tried, but the eagle flew highest. However, a little wren was hidden in its feathers and when the eagle could not fly any higher, the wren krept out of the eagle’s feathers and flew just a bit higher. So it was declared King.
    But all the birds were angry and tried to punish the little rascal. The wren hid in a mouse hole in the ground. So the birds decided that they would catch it when it came out. An owl was chosen to watch the hole. But the owl got tiered. So it first closed one eye and looked with the other. Then it closed the other eye and looked with that. Yet when it closed this eye it forgot to open the other one. The little King escaped and hid in a hedge.
     
    That’s how it got its name.
     
    I think that it is not surprising that such a cunning little fellow should have taken possession of both Eurasia and America.
     
    Regards
      Henry
     

    Da:  title= [ javascript:DeCryptX('0d3d3i3i2p0e3w2/2d3r2w0n2e3h3v2B0d3d0f3i1p0d1j0l2w0s2c0.3r1s1h')] Per conto di Brian S. Duncan
    Inviato: venerdì 11 settembre 2009 18.30
    A:  title=
    Oggetto: [daffnet] Canyon Wren/ Irish Wren
     
    Thanks Melissa,
    Your Canyon Wren looks very similar to our little guy that I was brought uo to call a Chitty Wren. We have them in the garden all the time and they even come into the bulb shed looking for spiders etc. We usually find a few nests in the springtime. I find it intetresting that such similar birds are to be found sp many miles apart with an ocean between!
    Brian