Carolina Wrens have made their home in the shrubbery and trees just a few homes away down the street from my house. These tiny cinnamon and buff-colored birds with upright long tail feathers are really adorable! Their other characteristic, is that they enjoy being around homes, especially near covered front porches. They have a very loud voice and often flit around chasing each other over a prize of food, finding a mate, or being territorial. They are mighty-might little birds!
It has been raining a lot here and it also is molting season for many of our birds. There just have not been a lot of active birds out when I am able to get outdoors to take pictures. I snapped these pictures at about 6:00 PM last evening after the rains stopped.
A small flock of Eastern Bluebirds lives in my yards here. They are such cute perky little birds! The Eastern Bluebirds are insect-eating birds and love to hunt for bugs in the grassy lawns, on the shrubs and among the acorns in the Oaks. They have medium-blue backs, buff undersides, and a burnt-orange chest. The females are slightly more slender and slightly duller in color than the males. They have a short pointed bill and intelligent dark eyes. I took these pictures in my yards on October 17, 2012. I am so happy to have my camera back from the shop! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Eastern Bluebirds are gorgeous, useful little birds. These orange, buff, and brilliant blue songbirds are great at controlling insects in household yards. I enjoy seeing the flashes of blue and orange here. The males are rounder and brighter and a tad-bit shorter than the females. Both genders are wonderful parents and generally have one or two broods of young each year.
In the area I live in, we have had exceptionally warm weather this year. The high temperatures have been in the middle 70’s (F.) here with a good amount of rain. All are helpful for people, plants and birdies! The bluebirds really like to perch on the electric lines that run across the yard between the power pole and the house. It gives the birds a good view of the grassy yard. I am happy to have seen these wonderful little birds here and took their picture on March 15, 2012 and again on March 16, 2012. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. Enjoy!
On Saturday I saw a few songbirds in the yard here. It was a rainy day and between rain squalls, the birds would come out to find their meals. I was surprised to see a trio of small birds on the electric line near the house. Because I had seen an Eastern Bluebird on one of the lines, I immediately thought that these little birds were all other bluebirds. When I looked at the viewfinder in the camera, I noticed that the birds on the line were probably finches or siskins. Because the light was so bad, it is hard to tell actually what these birds really are. I also saw a couple of European Starlings. One starling perched right on the tip-top of the electric pole and the other was perched in the crown of an Oak tree. Interesting. I have noticed that mostly, the starlings tend to want to perch in the tree-tops. I am always happy to see birds here. I will be putting up my bird feeders soon. That will encourage birds to come to the yards even more often. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. Enjoy!