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A Carolina Wren Visits my Backyard

Carolina Wrens are tiny cinnamon brown and light buff colored birds with long upright tail feathers.  They have small heads and long slightly curved slender bills.  The Carolina Wren eats insects and spiders.  I saw a Carolina Wren for the first time on the afternoon of December 8, 2010 in my backyard on the downstairs cement patio just under my deck.  The bird was also running around in the fallen Oak leaves trying to find some insects to eat.  There were crumbs of Beef Suet on the ground near where the bird was that were left-over from feeding the Squirrels and Woodpeckers.  I had mixed some peanut butter, suet fat and birdseed and formed balls with the resulting doughy oily mixture.  I think that the Wren may have been attracted both by Spiders or Insects and the aroma of the Suet.  The Carolina Wren did not stay around very long and scurried around in and out of the leaves before flying off.  I was glad to see this bird.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


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