Saturday, February 13, 2010

Camera Critters # 97 - Carolina Wren - Take 2


One of my favorite birds is the Carolina Wren. They used to come only once in a while but now that I have a suet feeder they come often. I looked out the window and spotted this little guy.
He certainly had a determined look. They are always very aware of their surroundings.
A Black Capped Chickadee decided to also come in to feed from the seed. It launched itself off the hook headed into the seeds as the wren looks on.
There were a few of the Black Capped Chickadees sharing the area.
The Carolina Wren stopped on the deck railing before heading for parts unknown. They do have beautiful coloring.
You can see a lot of great critters above.

45 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Both are wonderful yardbirds, I love the chickadee and the wren.
Wonderful photos.

ellen said...

great entry...happy valentines day

Kate said...

In one photo it looks like the wren is jumping rather than flying...fun to see.

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice photos. I like the chickadee in mid-air going for the seeds.
To be honest, I didn't realize the wrens visited feeders so will have to look more closely to see if they are here too.

Dina said...

Never have I seen a bird diving like that! What a capture!
Those birds have a winter wonderland among your feeders.

P.S. I think a tin roof would be TOO hot for the cats here. LOLling

Carletta said...

I was trying to do a Backyard bird count yesterday. With this weather they are sure out in full force looking for food.
Love the one flying away.

Snap said...

Wonderful shots!

Michael said...

Super pictures. Always nice to see different garden birds around the world. Love the Ninja Wren :)

Misty Dawn said...

Great captures! I love the flying shot - great timing on that one! We've got the same bird feeder!

imac said...

Birdman of Al - Oh Sorry - wrong part of the Country.lol.
Wonderful shots Tom.

Martha's Menagerie said...

What great shots!
Have a happy Valentines weekend, See you at the "cinema" next week :-)

Captain Shagrat said...

That bird seed got my name on it GERONIMO.....No doubt about it that black capped chickadee's got to be my favorite. There's something about sticky thin birds legs thats kinda amusing don't you think. Crocodile legs dangling in the water come a close second though ;-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great capture of the Chickadee in flight.Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

Jane said...

Great shots, I see the snow is still hanging around. Thanks for sharing:)

twobarkingdogs said...

I can't wait to spot my first Robin.

Warren Baker said...

Great wintery pics there FG. I see you've still got the snow. :-(

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

Love the bird in flight! So cool !!!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic series os shots.

KaHolly said...

I had a Carolina Wren nest in my yard one year. I had a dish hung below the suet feeder for the crumbs to fall into. The wren loved my thoughtfulness and spent lots of time at that dish. ~karen

Anna said...

Great shots. Thanks for sharing. I really should get some bird feeders. I know my mom really enjoys the birds that come to hers.

Lisa said...

Sweet birds and great photos!

Tina said...

I am like you, I have two carolina wrens who are here year round and they be far are my favorite feeder bird. I love that they sing all year round..and they antics while at the feeders are quite fun to watch.. Great post..love your feeders!!

Our Vanilla Life said...

I love watching the Carolina Wrens.They are just so cute!

Ladynred said...

What a great captures of these beautiful birds.
Green Iguana

Mary said...

Love the launch shot and the wren staring at you. Two of my favorite birds! Wrens are just so cute and interesting to watch. They try to nest in my garage every year and I usually let them. The House Wren used my gourd birdhouse, so maybe I can convince the Carolina Wren that it would be a better choice than the top shelf of Mikes' work bench :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, I love your new blog look. It's so much better. I love these templates so much better than the other jammed up together ones...

Great photos of your Carolina Wren. Bet you'll have some woodpeckers soon also. Glad you got some suet...
Betsy

Martha Z said...

He is a lovely little guy. I am always interested to see the birds you have in the east that we don't see in California.
Glad you enjoyed my "organic lawnmowers".

Pietro said...

Very nice pictures of the bird, Tom. I enjoy them a lot.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Stunning pictures... What a great shots :)

Pietro said...

Thanks for your email, Tom. Surely, your new template enhances your beautiful pictures.
Happy Sunday :-)

Lawstude said...

Awesome critters.

By the way, Happy Hearts Day and Kung Hei Fat Choi (Happy Chinese New Year). :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Lots of wonderful activity at these feeders of yours Tom. That snow is really thick isn't it? Hopefully soon it will be gone. :)

T and S said...

Looks like your patience paid off, the last shot is the best...Thomas

Grace Olsson said...

hahhahaha
the second one..I love it...
I think so...it is a good post for VALENTINE´S DAY..DONT U THINK?


HAVE A NICE DAY, SWEET
graceolsson.com/blog

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

It's nice to see these lovely, happy birds in the snow. Happy Valentine's Day!

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful bird. Lovely shots.

guild-rez said...

To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them,
of course, is the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table,
bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries or suet feeder in the winter!!
I love the little wrens too!!
Gisela

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful place and shots.
Luiz Ramos

Gaelyn said...

It is So fun to watch the birds.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and you OH.

Smalltown RN said...

I can't believe all the snow you have....we haven't had ANY snow this year which is so unusual for us...last year we were buried in snow...this year the year of the Olympics we hardly have any.....

I love your photos of the birds...funny I posted a bird today as well.....

jabblog said...

That's a very pretty wren. I love the photo of the chickadee bombing towards the seeds!

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful bird photos. Happy Valentines Day!

happily retired gal said...

Nifty series of bird photos ... thanks for sharing the bounty.
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great shots, FG! I just love watching and listening to birds.
Is that deer tracks in the snow surrounding the feeders?

Tipper said...

Great shots of the wren and the chickadee too.