Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Carolina Wren

This little tubby Carolina Wren needs to lay off the holiday seeds. My heavens, what a fat little guy! Won't his fat belly cause drag to his normally acrobatic flight?

It's not just bad camera angle. He's fat no matter where he is.

If wrens could be bowlegged he'd be a good candidate. I love wrens. These tiny birds have a huge attitude with a voice to match. Loud. Very. Only the males sing the loud song, but both sing. Cornell says the male and female sing different parts, and usually interweave their songs such that they sound like a single bird singing. A pair bond may form between a male and a female at any time of the year, and the pair will stay together for life. Members of a pair stay together on their territory year-round, and forage and move around the territory together.

My mom had a wren nest in her wreath, and my friend had one nest in her geraniums. They seem to be quite social and interact well with other birds at the feeder.

That some people can look at a bird, or any creature of nature, and not understand that they have families and form forever bonds is inconceivable to me.

Some facts compliments of Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Carolina_Wren_dtl.html

9 comments:

Daniel Spurgeon said...

lol! That is a chubby little wren! I don't think he can get away with saying the camera adds a few pounds- as you mentioned! :) Nice captures.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Now don't go and think this little guy is a pig. He is probably just got his feathers fluffed out for extra insulation against the cold. Sort of like I look when I put on my long underware and fleece. ;)

nancybond said...

He certainly is well fed. :-) How sweet they are.

Michaela said...

Oh my! What a sweetie! Awwww. Jeez, I want a fat little bird. (I think his feelings must be thoroughly hurt by now).

Thanks For 2 Day said...

He looks like he's trying to con you into more treats, he's just so cute!! He's a little fatty--like my squirrel:)) I like wrens too...I have his relatives visiting here right now;) Hope you will have a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones!! Jan

albertaphotography said...

I love wrens too but we only get one type up here and for a very brief time in the summer. They only nest in the cities and towns so I don't see them out here on the farm and miss them so -- what a delightful song they have.

Like Lisa, I too don't think he's fat :) ... just his build and a bit of fluffing :-D

Warmly,
DIane

AKONI IMAGE said...

Hello,

I found your blog through Floodwater Photography and love your little fat bird pictures :-)

You have wonder skills at capturing the moment and image, I will definetly be back to catch more!

inadvertentfarmer said...

LOL...he and I are looking very much alike this season! What a darling little one! Kim

Carla said...

Goodness! That is one chubby bird. LOL! But very cute!

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