Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bird Bliss

Lately, a pair of Carolina Wrens have been frequenting our front porch, eating the dried mealworms we put out for them. In harsh winters, supplemental food can make a difference in their survival. Our motives, however, are not entirely altruistic. We just like to watch them.

What is it that so captivates us with Carolina Wrens? On pogo stick legs, their movements are quick and unpredictable, like chipmunks with wings. With their tails held high over their rounded frames, they nearly always seem happy. But what fascinates me most is the male's melodious voice, like an adolescent American Idol star. Whatever the reason, they always make us smile. And that's worth a lot.

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday


Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Two stunning images Connie

Brian King said...

Love those little guys! They are quite loud for such little birds!

Rhodesia said...

I love wrens, great photos. Have a good week Diane

Barb said...

Exquisite wren photos, Connie. I'm enjoying seeing your part of the world through your lens.

Lea said...

I see them here in northeast MS, but they move so fast! Not easy to get a photo - you did a great job with these
Have a wonderful day!
We have rain all day, but it is going to be a good day anyway!

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