Carolina Wren


Carolina Wren

This week’s “bird of the week” is the Carolina Wren.

These chipper little songsters are known to sing often and to sing with gusto, boasting a repertoire of over a hundred songs. One way to identify them is by their markings. They are a rich brown on top with a rusty-orange breast and a white eye stripe.  They also have tail feathers that stay cocked upward, giving the impression that they are perpetually curious.  If you look at them from a distance, the white spots on the edges of their wings and tail feathers make it look like they are studded with small pearls.

Another way to identify them is to look for the small bird that seems to hop as much as if flies.  I often see them hopping up the steps of my deck to get to the feeders.

Carolina Wrens love brush piles, so if you want to encourage them to hang out in your yard then be sure to leave a pile of sticks lying around.

Perky and friendly – I can’t help but smile when I see one of these birds in my backyard, or hear them belting out one of their songs.


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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6 Responses to Carolina Wren

  1. Cheryl Blackburn says:

    Kathy, thank you for educating us on the birds. You need to write a book of your photography and information.

  2. Very useful post. Great captures. Thanks!

  3. Bonnie says:

    Always look forward to your post now
    Really pretty

  4. William Petersron says:

    Great pics an info. I went ahead and bought the Canon SX50HS you suggested. Now, I am playing with it to get better shots. Love the blog!

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