Wednesday, April 6, 2011

#45 Keeping an Eye On..... Carolina Wrens

The Carolina Wren that inhabits my backyard has been singing a lot lately - “tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle.” He sings because winter is ending and he is eager to pair up for the spring.

His bright white supercilium (eyebrow) is the most obvious feature on his rich brown body, as I watch him eating from my peanut feeder. The subtle barring on his tail and wings earn my admiration. Like most wrens, he moves like lightening, disappearing in a flash into the shrubbery.

Look for all this next time a Carolina Wren visits your backyard.
photo © adrian binns

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