Friday, February 21, 2014

Carolina Wren blinking snowflakes out of his eye...

...this little Carolina Wren stopped eating the suet for a while and started watching the snowflakes falling. I don't think he was keen on them, though, because he kept blinking them out of his eyes--such a cute fella! (...from the snow last weekend)


Carolina Wren blinking snowflakes out of his eye from Kelly Riccetti on Vimeo.

...just a few closeups of the bar pattern on a Carolina Wren's wings:

With beautiful carmel coloring and a striking pattern of dark bars on his wings, the Carolina Wren is such a pretty bird!
Carolina Wren in the snow.

15 comments:

Elaine said...

What a little sweetie! Lovely photos!

Montanagirl said...

They are such a cute and pert little bird. I haven't seen a Wren around our yard in several years.

TexWisGirl said...

they're just beautiful.

Banjo52 said...

Thanks for pointing out the bar pattern on the wings. Is that as unusual as I think it is? I can't picture another bird with anything like it--reminds me of hawks for some reason.

Unknown said...

i love, love your elegant, thoughtful blog postings!!!
A major class act.

Mary said...

I adore wrens. What a great video and photos. This winter has been so bad for all the birds. So cold.

Lois Evensen said...

What a little sweetheart!

Kathie Brown said...

Kelly, what a sweet bird! I love wrens! It looks so cold though! Happy Birthday BTW! I hope you had fun!

Janice K said...

They are such pretty and photogenic little birds...I just love watching them..

I watched them build a nest one year in one of my flower boxes. What hard workers!

Charlotte Wilson said...

Hi Kelly,

Tammy from SimpleSouthernHappiness said she thought i would like your blog. So here I am, a new follower.
How do you do? Nice to meet you!
Can't wait to see your new posts.

Cheers,

charlotte

troutbirder said...

So sweet. I've never seen one of those here in Bluff Country though house wrens are very common...:)

Kat Griffin said...

just always love looking at your photos of the birds. Birds amaze me too. A friend recently asked me how to attract cardinals to his yard . He has tried the black sunflower seed and suet and he still never gets any around. He is wanting to know some secret trick but I do not know of one. we just have a lot of them around my yard. He lives in Wisconsin (southern) any tricks up your sleeve to attract cardinals
?

Tammie Lee said...

ah, that is precious and practical.
winter sure keeps continuing on, 4F at the moment and snow is falling.

lovely to see your birds Kelly.

Kelly said...

Thanks, everyone!! He is a cutie, isn't he?

Banjo...definitely reminds me of hawks too. They have wonderful banding on their tails.

Hi Charlotte! Welcome to the blog! Nice to meet you too:-)

Kit...in my yard, cardinals come to all of my platform feeders. They don't bother with tube feeders, so see if he has hopper feeders or platform feeders. Black oil seeds and peanuts are favorites in my yard.

Roy Norris said...

Its amazing to think that a small bird like a Wren can exist in that weather Kelly.