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A Carolina Wren

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Carolina Wrens are tiny birds!  This wren is a multi-colored brown and buff bird with rusty-orange highlights.  Carolina Wrens eat small insects and fruits.  They enjoy pieces of nuts and seeds, too.  This is only the second time I have seen a Carolina Wren here in my new neighborhood in the four months I have lived here in Florida.

I saw this wren sitting on a large shrub.  The Carolina Wrens love to explore in bushes and in lower branches of trees.  Being such a small bird, the Carolina Wren can fit in tight places between branches where it can hide.  The Carolina Wrens are sometimes seen on porches.  I had a pair nest in my hanging flower pots on my front porch back in Tennessee a couple of years ago.  I took these pictures from my yard on July 1, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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Carolina Wrens

The Carolina Wrens have been mostly active in my front yard but occasionally they will visit my backyard feeder.  The pair that had built several nests in my planters may be still around as I saw a pair flit from hanging plant (now dry and nearly dead plant) to hanging plant on my  front porch this morning.  I have not yet taken a look at the planters for signs of eggs or a family. I have refrained from watering these plants due to the nests that they have in them.   I think that a pair of these cinnamon and buff brown birds did raise at least one brood earlier this June.  The Carolina Wrens love living right up close to houses.  They are fond of eating insects and spiders.  These Carolina Wrens are great singers and are very melodic but a little louder than many other birds.  It surprises me that such a loud sound can come from such a tiny bird!  I took these pictures on several days in the last couple of weeks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

The Carolina Wrens Build a Nest

Carolina Wrens are in the process of building their nest in a hanging pot of Fuchsias on my front porch.  This pair originally had intended to build the nest in a different pot of flowers also on the porch.  I think that the original location was a bit busy for their liking.  I watched yesterday as both birds made trip after trip with nest-building materials in their bills.  It was interesting to see how quickly the birds made the flight across the yard and back to the pot with the plant where they are building their home.  I will have to be very careful when watering that plant but at least if that Fuchsia flower plant dies, it won’t be up in front of my front door.  I will be careful to try to disturb the birds as little as possible.  I have read where Wrens are not shy about building nests on porches or other structures near where people live.  Guess a cheery dry spot is a welcome place for prospective parents.  I took these pictures from my front window on May 23, 2011.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger view.  Enjoy!

Carolina Wrens

There are several Carolina Wrens in my yards.  These tiny cinnamon-brown and buff birds are so very cute!  They seem to like being around close to people.  They eat insects and some seeds.  The Carolina Wren has a very sweet temperament.   Yesterday, I noticed a Carolina Wren flitting around my front porch.  I watched for a moment and to my amazement, saw the Carolina Wren fly up to one of my hanging pots of Fuchsia flowers and carefully place some dried grass and a couple of twigs into the pot.  It is building a nest about three feet in front of my front door in that hanging plant!  I will need to figure out a happy way to keep the plant alive without disturbing the nest.  I will be quite careful about how I water that plant.  It is hanging from the porch ceiling so I will have to stretch or stand on a step stool to water as I will want to see what I am doing.  I will keep you all posted on this development.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

P.S.  Because of the Sunday outbreak of tornadoes in Missouri, especially so in Joplin, I am once again encouraging readers to donate (even a modest amount is appreciated) to the American Red Cross for disaster relief (tornadoes and flooding).  Many thanks!

A Wren on the Railing

Carolina Wrens have been here in my yards and in the trees around my neighborhood all winter.  The little sparrow-sized bird is a rusty-brown color with very long tail feathers.  Like most of the wrens, the bird is small and round.  The bill is medium-sized, thin, and pointed.  The Carolina Wren is very similar in looks to the Winter Wren.  The Carolina Wren also does look a bit like its cousin the House Wren.  Carolina Wrens in my yard often are curious and come right up to the second story deck.  I took these pictures on several days during the last couple of weeks.  The Carolina Wren eats insects and also eats seeds.  The Carolina Wren mostly browses on the ground but once in a while, I will see the Carolina Wren up on the larger bird feeder.  That particular feeder has a large opening and also has a small suet block on the side.  I am glad to see these oh-so-cute little birds here.  I took these photographs on Feb. 25, 2011 and on Feb. 27, 2011 from my windows.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Carolina Wrens

Carolina Wrens have been flitting here and there in my yards, on my porch and on my deck.  They are attractive little oval-shaped, cinnamon and rust brown colored birds.  The Carolina Wren is close in looks to the Winter Wren and also to the House Wren.  The Carolina Wren enjoys eating from the ground and does like the smaller bird seed that I have been putting out.  The Wrens also will eat insects.  The Wrens seems to be content being around the house area and don’t seem too unhappy when I am outside near them.  I think that the Carolina Wren is a winter visitor here as I had not seen it around in the late spring or summer.  I think that the Carolina Wren is a beautiful bird and I was happy to have it visit here.  These pictures were taken on 1-19-11.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

A Brown Creeper, Eastern Towhee, Carolina Wren, & Dark-Eyed Junco

Brown Creeper

There have been some very different songbirds visiting my yards in the past several days!  I have seen a Brown Creeper on the Oak tree trunks that behaves much like the White-Breasted Nuthatches do.  I also have seen an Eastern Towhee for the first time.  The Eastern Towhee has a black head, a light cinnamon orange-brown body with white accents.  The petite Carolina Wren is another beautiful bird with a cinnamon body and buff to tan accents.  That little bird is very oval in shape with long tail feathers.  The Dark-Eyed Junco is a dark charcoal grey smaller bird that has pinkish feet and a pinkish bill.  It is inquisitive and behaves in a manner similar to a sparrow.  The Dark-Eyed Junco does not seem to like using the bird feeder but prefers to browse on the ground.  All of these birds are interesting and different winter visitors here!  I took these pictures on 12-23-10, and 12-24-10 in my yards.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Dark-Eyed Junco

Brown Creeper

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Carolina Wren

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