House Wren (HW)
- Created from internationally recognized, award winning first generation Princeton Audubon Limited prints.*
- Representing the most beautiful and diverse collection of Princeton Audubon Limited prints.
- Uniqely larger (13" x 20") for higher visibility and detail than other garden flags.
- Printed on special brilliant, plush four-ply polyester for double-sided printing.
- Customized for your choice of two different birds on one flag, front and back, at no additional charge.**
- We sell the Garden Gems Flag Stand, the best flag stand for our flags.
- Your satisfaction is guaranteed by a full refund if returned in 10 days.
- Handcrafted in the USA.
Audubon made a pastel drawing of a male house wren when he and his wife were in Pennsylvania in 1812. Later, he made use of this work to produce the present composition showing the wren nest in a felt hat. His penciled outline of the tree limb was completed for the engraving by Robert Havell, Jr.
Audubon wrote of his original painting: "I knew of one [nest] in the pocket of an old broken-down carriage, and many in such an old hat as you see represented in the plate...I hope you will...look at the little creatures anxiously peeping out or hanging to the side of the hat, to meet their mother; which has just arrived with a spider, whilst the male is on the lookout, ready to interpose should any intruder come near."
Wrens are great scolders, and this species speaks with a deep, grating chatter. Its bulling and tempestuous song is a series of short notes poured out in a rapid burst that suddenly rises and then falls.