The Bewick’s Wren is a small gray and brown songbird. It has a moderately long tail, thin pointed bill, and brown upper parts. It spans about 5 inches in height. The Bewick’s Wren likes to reside near human buildings and gardens and used to be common across the Midwest and eastern mountains. However, its Eastern populations dropped drastically in the 20th century and today it is more often found in the West.
The Bewick’s Wren is primarily an insect eater but its diet also consists of fruits and seeds. It likes to feed on spiders as well as other arthropods. It prefers to pick preys in dense foliage where they are more hidden from hawks and other predators.
If you want to create a feeding ground to attract wrens, you have to let brush piles and vegetation grow naturally in your backyard. After all, they are easily attracted when they see plenty of nest-building material around. It is also important to have a brush pile or random mound of branches which protects the Bewick’s Wren from its predators. Brush piles also inhibit the growth of insects which wrens like to prey on. Don’t forget thewater sources as well, as wrens like to poke around shallow bodies of water to look for the insects and tiny snails.