Wrens

This year we have a surplus of Wren families. Both types of Wren, Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) and House Wren (Troglodytes aedon), decided to raise their families in the garden. House Wren is the one who always raise their young here while the Carolina Wren stays with us during the winter then goes back to... Continue Reading →

A Brutally Cold Week

Lending A Hand To Avian Friends We have been hit by a brutally cold winter since Christmas that has become much worse in the last couple of days.  Yesterday and today the temperature hovering in the single digits, Fahrenheit, during the day and dropping down below 0°F at night.  This number does not take windchill into... Continue Reading →

Carolina Wren

A Tough Act To Follow Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus) come to stay in our garden every winter.  They mostly stay in one of the woodpiles and come to the feeders or search the woodpiles on the patio and all the nooks and crannies of the patio roof for food.  They have no fear of us... Continue Reading →

Birds of Winter

When Nothing Blooms Outside Winter.  I have a love-hate relationship with winter.  I love winter best when it's snowing and its aftermath.  The snow wipes out the sad look of bare branches and turns the world picturesque with dull gray turning to glistening white.  The quietness, since the snow absorbs sound so effectively, renders the... Continue Reading →

My alarm clock

He wakes me each morning We have a pair of Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus) in our garden.  I said "a pair" since they always arrive together at the suet or the seed feeders.  From what I have read, they are monogamous and stay together all year round.  The male sings lovely songs and very loudly... Continue Reading →

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