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The Other “Carolina” in the Yard

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A Carolina Wren is that other Carolina in my yard this last week.  The rust-colored chirpy little bird is loud active and fun to see.  The Carolina Wren is similar in nature and looks to the House Wren.  Both wrens like being near homes and tend to like to explore the shrubbery around porches in their search for insects to eat.  I took the pictures last weekend.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!

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Sweet Songbirds

Male Northern Cardinal

Male Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, and Tufted Titmice have been here in the last couple of days.  My neighbor has a bird feeder up and that is a big draw now for these songbirds.  There also has been newly seen squirrel interest in that feeder but that is another story.

These little birds are enjoying Millet and Sunflower Seeds from the bird feeders as well as a variety of naturally growing Fall berries and seeds here.  The Northern Cardinals, Chickadees,and Carolina Wrens also eat small insects and are having a great time finding caterpillars and other goodies around in this neighborhood.  I took these pictures on Oct. 4, 2014 and again on Oct. 5, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

 

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

A Carolina Wren

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This Carolina Wren was fascinated with my neighbor’s porch and the America Flag on a short pole.  As you can see, the bird makes an attractive living pole ornament!  This bird was loudly calling and flitting around my front yard trees and quickly moved to the neighbor’s porch.  Carolina Wrens, like their cousins, the House Wrens, do like porches and potted plants.  I took these pictures on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Small Songbirds in the Neighborhood

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Titmice, Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, and Carolina Chickadees were all spotted in the trees and around the yards along my street in the last few days  It appears that some of these birds may be molting (seasonally shedding and regrowing feathers).

It has been a while since I have seen so many songbirds here.  The acorns are now dropping from the Oaks, so maybe the food supply of acorns and related insects is more plentiful than was earlier in the Summer here.  Perhaps, too, the resident hawk has not been around as often.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Birds, Birds, and More Birds

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Blue Jays, Carolina Wrens, Egrets and Ibises were all spotted here in my development in the last several days.  I was taking pictures around my yard a couple of days ago and spotted a pair of  Carolina Wrens and two Eastern Blue Jays. The Blue Jays were noisy sassy and flighty.  It was hard to take their picture because they kept darting into the shaded leafy areas of the Oaks.

Traveling a bit farther in my housing development, I watched Great Egrets, and adult and juvenile White Ibises at two different rainfall retention ponds here yesterday afternoon.  These ponds are drying up and only the largest water retention pond here, which is near the fitness center, has much water in it now.  That particular pond gets sprinkler irrigation run-off from surrounding lawn areas so it stays wet longer.  I took these pictures on July 28, 2014, and again on July 29, 2014.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Critters Around the Neighborhood

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Here are several different birds and a Grey Squirrel for good measure.  I took these pictures during Christmas week here in my neighborhood.  I note that our resident Crows did not do such a great job of keeping the street a “Hawk-free zone”.   I have been recovering from a cold so I did not get much bird watching in during the last few days.  I do hope to be outside in my neighborhood for bird watching and taking pictures in coming days.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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A Carolina Wren

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The Carolina Wrens here in Florida seem to be a tiny bit chunkier than the ones I had seen up North in Eastern Tennessee.  The Carolina Wren shown here was busily hunting for insects in the thick hedge in front of my porch.  Carolina Wrens are round-shaped Cinnamon-Brown birds with long up-swept tail feathers.  They have a white stripe above their eyes.  Both genders look-alike.

Carolina Wrens are alert birds  that don’t mind being around houses and structures.  They are pretty active little birds that eat insects as well as fruits and berries.   I have been seeing several kinds of small birds in my neighborhood in the last couple of weeks.  I took these pictures on October 4, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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