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Friendly Wren

Carolina Wren
Carolina Bewick’s Wren

The first morning on the ranch brought us an amazing sunrise and an outstanding day to be out looking for lifers! I didn’t know what to expect and found myself trying to carefully analyze each bird encounter. Are those House Finch really House Finch?? . . . . . then using my field guide and iPhone app . . . what other options could this bird be??

Carolina Wren
Carolina Bewick’s Wren on Wooden Fence

I hadn’t moved too far from our bunker and this Carolina Wren appeared to be approaching me looking for lifers . . . . . “Look English Sparrow, it is a New Yorker!!” Seriously, the Carolina Wren in Western New York look at you and b-line into thicker vegetation. I saw some potential in a few good pictures with this birdy!

Carolina Wren
Carolina Bewick’s Wren responding to my pishing.

I pished a few times and the Carolina Wren hopped over to the fence. Looked around for a few minutes (as my camera was going click click click) and few into the tree looking for insects!

Carolina Wren
Carolina Bewick’s Wren

No idea what it was looking for but I enjoyed watching this cute little wren.

Carolina Wren
Looking up there!

They are tiny and moved very fast through the trees! It fluttered around for about 10 minutes and then disappeared as quickly as it arrived.

Carolina Wren
Looking under there!

I have never had an opportunity to get such good pictures of a Carolina Bewick’s Wren as I did the first morning on the Ranch in Texas! I had only been looking for birds for my first hour and I can’t wait to show you all of the other birds I saw that day . . . . but I am going to milk these post!! SORRY!

Carolina Wren
I love these guys!


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13 responses

  1. steffanjoneshughes

    great photos of a beautiful bird

    14 January 2010 at 7:06 pm

  2. lob

    Hey Tommy – You and me too! I just love these guys. I have 2 Carolina Wrens in my yard this winter. They love my big seed block and the peanut butter I put out for them. They have got to be the cutest, perkiest birds around. And sometimes they sing too!Thanks for the neat pictures. LOB

    14 January 2010 at 11:08 pm

  3. lisa at Greenbow

    You are having too much fun.

    15 January 2010 at 6:43 am

  4. Gosh, what a sweet little bird! I know we have them in Minnesota, but I’ve never seen one. Great photos Mon@rch!

    15 January 2010 at 9:59 am

  5. Truly awesome pictures. Go ahead and milk your photos. They will give us something to look forward to. Carolina Wrens can be sassy little cuties too.

    15 January 2010 at 1:08 pm

  6. I just knew you’d love it! Your first hour, and already the adrenaline’s flowing! Brings back memories of my first birding trip in S. TX. Keep those posts coming! Your photos are just wonderful!

    15 January 2010 at 3:00 pm

  7. Lovely. I love that bird, too! Tom, they are living under my deck. Your photos keep getting better.

    15 January 2010 at 11:30 pm

  8. Grace

    I love the series. What a little cutie.

    16 January 2010 at 12:42 am

  9. Carolina wrens are common visitors to our feeders down here & they’re the cheekiest & most amusing of “our” birds (except maybe juvenile woodpeckers first learning how to peck wood.) Our local pair enjoy hopping up to our patio door for a look inside. For wont of a better view, they’ll flutter up onto the back of my husband’s folding chair. They’ve nested in our shed (2 broods,) in the past & (of course,) are so very LOUD for such a tiny bird. We love them.

    16 January 2010 at 2:27 pm

  10. Those are some fantastic photos! However, I am reasonably certain that is a Bewick’s Wren. Just an fyi 🙂

    16 January 2010 at 9:05 pm

  11. Pam

    Sweet photos of a great birdie!

    18 January 2010 at 2:14 pm

  12. Grace

    That’s pretty incredible that you would get an ID wrong!!!

    26 January 2010 at 12:56 am

  13. Marg

    Adorable shots of this Bewicks 😉

    27 January 2010 at 6:03 pm

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