Size:  4.75”

Plumage/Description:  Male and female plumage similar.  A fairly plain, non-descript bird—a pale brown/gray color over all with a darker rump and tail that is more rufous in color.  Barring visible on wings and tail.

Habitat:   Ponderosa/Coniferous, Residential, Riparian/Deciduous

Time of year:  Spring, Summer

Relative Abundance:   Common in proper habitat

Behavior:  A cavity nester, will use man-made nesting boxes in addition to natural cavities in trees.  A prolific singer—usually heard before seen.  A foliage gleaner, actively feeds in trees and shrubs for insects.

Diet: Insects

Similar species:  Bewick’s Wren,

Best Sites:   Groom Creek, Goldwater Lake, Wolf Creek