Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My first Carolina Wren yard bird of the year!

I know it's not an exotic bird, but I was excited to have my first yard bird sighting of a Carolina Wren for 2010 this afternoon!!! I think it's the first one I've actually seen this year. My few other records this year are heard-only records.

They are really attractive birds...nice warm reddish brown color. It was feeding on a woodpecker seed mix from a hanging feeder, until a Downy Woodpecker came along and chased it away. There were a few seconds of posturing between the two small birds with the wren fanning its tail feathers, making the barring on the feathers really obvious. Pretty cool!

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