Friday, January 28, 2011

Carolina (Wren) on my Mind

A few days ago I was trying to catch up on my blog reading, and saw that Kelly at Red and the Peanut had gotten some fabulous shots of a Carolina wren. I was bitterly jealous. I love these little birds, squat and perky fluff balls. Lori calls them "chubby chubkins".

We had put out a suet cake in a cage, nailed to the balcony, to try and encourage the bluebirds to come. While we haven't been able to coax the bluebirds out of the crab apple, we did get a pair of wrens, much to my delight!

The pair went to work on the suet, doing a little synchronized dance.

Oh, I just want to pinch their little cheeks!!


  1. Me, too! The little cuties have such personality. Great pics, Marie, and great patience.

  2. I do so like your photos of the wrens. Last year I sat quietly on our back porch, just musing. I must have been really still because a wren flew up on my cowboy hat and began to walk around my sweaty hatband, pecking here, pecking there. All of 30 seconds. Just once. I'm going to try and get the guy to do it again. Jack of Sage to Meadow.