Monday, April 4, 2011

The Carolina Wren...

This sweet little wren is a year long resident of the eastern half of the United States and a yearly tenant of my garage.  Yes, a little bird can cause quite a mess making a nest and raising their family, but there is just something about these birds that makes us tolerate their presence.  Sometimes their choice of a nest site isn't always the most convenient spot for us humans (such as on top of a hanging weed-eater, inside a work boot, in a wreath, over a house light...) 

I think it's funny that on the Cornell website under identifying features of this bird they list, Loud.  True, they are a very loud songbird, but I think it's part of this little bird's charm to have such a bold voice!     

Song:   A loud, repeated series of several whistled notes: "tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle." 






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31 comments:

  1. What a cute little bird! Brilliant photography!

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  2. These are amazing, award-winning quality, photos of that dear Wren. Can't wait for the tea-kettle sound up north, soon, I hope!

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  3. That's a lovely little bird. It must trust you to live so close to your things. I liked the link to the bird's song also.

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  4. I wouldn't say "loud." "Resonant" sounds so much better.

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  5. Love the photos. Especially the one of it at the water or food bowl. So cute.

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  6. That's one cute fellow (and cute photos!). I would tolerate any bird around that wants to nest. We humans are already so much trouble for them.
    But you cracked me up with their nesting choices :D
    We have a lesser Kestrel in the neighbourhood. Sometimes you think you are in a Zoo and it took me a while to figure this is a LK. They sound different from the Kestrels I was used to in Egypt (loud ones too, but different).
    :)

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  7. Love the second photo! It made me immediately thing of brer rabbit in 'Song of the South' when he was trying to get the tar baby to say hello. I have a wren who's built a nest in my coop. Every night it's there when I shut the door, and each morning it's the first one to leave the coop when I open the door.
    the wanna be country girl - Caroline

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  8. What a great series and I like his friends too although they're a little quiet. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. That's a killer shot with the garden container. Adorable! I haven't seen a Carolina wren in a few years. Jaunty, sweet little bird

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  10. oh i ADORE these birds, and you captured him perfectly!!!

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  11. I love these pictures! Fantastic. We have a wren (a British one though) that visits our garden and I've not yet managed to capture it on camera. I shall double my efforts this year though after seeing your wonderful pics.

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  12. Our very loud Winter Wrens have been scolding me everywhere I went today!
    Smashing images of your local resident.

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  13. What a wonderfully written and photographed post you have created! I empathise with your warm expressions for these energetic and neighborly creatures! It would be fun to have them around!

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  14. Wonderful images of this sweet little bird!
    I love the one of the wren that looks like it's talking to the concrete ones. :)

    Carletta@Round The Bend

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  15. A beautiful little bird and lovely images. Thanks for the info.

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  16. Beautiful bird and a nice call to go with it.

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  17. Aww what a great shot ---one of our favorites here and our state Bird!!

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  18. They are lovely birds, great photos.

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  19. I just love these guys Rebecca! Great photos! They try to build their nest in the hood scoop of my car every year! I have to cover it with a towel...better do that soon...it's time! They may be loud but I'd wager that little Titmouse I have would be a good opponent for a contest!!

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  20. Very awesome photos...visiting from Bird Photography...followed you, hope you'll follow me back

    mine's here:
    http://lovingoutliving.blogspot.com/2011/03/owl-in-city.html

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  21. DARLING, wonderful wren photos. I love them!

    Be sure to enter my chicken-hearted giveaway of the new book Chicken and Egg. It is wonderful.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  22. Oh what lovely little birds. Wrens have to be the busyest birds in the world. Great pictures and a lovely post.

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  23. These are wonderful photos of a charming little bird! I love to watch them around here as they go about their busy-ness!

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  24. A lovely bird with a grand voice! Great capture!

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  25. Nice post -- so funny how it seems interested in that decoration!

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  26. Love the photos! We had a Winter Wren around here a few weeks ago.

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  27. Okay. These wren photos are so totally the best. They need to be cards or tee-shirts or something. Just the best!

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  28. These are great, especially the third...

    Thank you for sharing, beautiful background too!

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  29. Amazing images of a lovely bird with such a great sound.

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