I can imagine a hungry Winter Wren heading north to its breeding grounds looking down and seeing the damp shaded areas at Todmorden and considering it as a perfect spot to rest and find food.
I have done over 100 June Breeding Bird Surveys in Northern Ontario and the Winter Wren is one of our most common singers.
Here is a splendid video of their singing:
Sibley Birds gives a perfect description of their behaviour: – climbs over fallen logs and overturned stumps, or in brush piles, working in and out of crevices and through tangles of branches.
I was able to get a photo of today’s wren after much searching:
Some Todmorden botany:
– for the poor wren,
The most diminutive of birds, will fight,
Her young ones in her nest, against the owl. – Shakespeare