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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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The Tiny, Sweet, Carolina Wren

 

 

DSC_6356This Carolina Wren was happily hopping around the trees, shrubbery, and lawn here when I snapped these pictures on a very rainy afternoon yesterday.  I am always glad to see songbirds here.  I of course, see a lot of larger wading birds but the songsters have been in molt and nesting so I seldom see many.

The Carolina Wrens love to peek around the edges of homes.  They often can be seen on porches.  This bird was hunting for insects in the bushes and in a large nearby Magnolia Tree.  By the way, although we will not have a Tropical Storm, it has been quite rainy here in Central Florida as we are dealing with the frayed remnants of what was “Erika”.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger photograph.  Enjoy!

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Yard & Garden Songbirds

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

American Robin

American Robin

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Blue Jays, Chickadees, Robins, Warblers, Mockingbirds, Wrens, and Woodpeckers all were seen flitting, stalking, perching, feeding, and pecking in my neighborhood gardens trees and lawns yesterday, Jan. 26, 2014.  It was a banner day for bird watching here.

I think I spotted twelve different types of birds!  What fun!  Here are some of the pictures I took.  I hope you enjoy seeing them.  Some of these birds are migrant visitors here for the Winter.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Yellow-bellied Sap Sucker

Yellow-bellied Sap Sucker

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Eastern Blue Jay

Eastern Blue Jay

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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Wordless Wednesday: Bird Pix

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Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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A Trio of Carolina Wrens

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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.

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Tiny Songbirds on a Hot Florida Afternoon

Black & White Warbler

Black & White Warbler

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Black and White Warblers, Tufted Titmice, Carolina Chickadees and Carolina Wrens were all flitting around the shady leaves of the Live Oaks here on my street.  I took these pictures on a hot Florida afternoon.  These songbirds were likely attracted by the numerous caterpillars up among the shady canopy of leaves in these massive Oaks.  I also have noticed that it may be molting season for many of these small birds.

I took a picture of a beautiful but rather ragged-looking Eastern Bluebird the day before I took the pictures of the Warbler, Titmice, Chickadee and Wren.  All of these birds enjoy eating caterpillars, small insects, and spiders.  The Black and White Wrens and the Carolina Chickadee are occasional visitors to my neighborhood, while the Tufted Titmice and Carolina Wrens are pretty regularly seen resident birds.  I took these pictures on July 26-27. 2013 in my yard and from my neighbor’s yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Eastern Bluebird in Molt

Eastern Bluebird in Molt

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

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