a Grumpy 'Ole Bird - the Carolina Wren
POSTED: January 31, 2014

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Nikon D5100, f5.6, ISO-400, Nikkor 200-400mm lens w/ 1.4 Teleconverter, 550mm - March 4, 2013


Carolina Wrens are one of Nature's most colorful birds when it comes to behavior.  With a plumage to match it's fiery attitude, the Carolina Wren is one bird with multiple personalities.  One minute they are perched atop a brush pile, singing a delighful song and the next minute they are chattering up a storm, looking for a "fight."

These birds are found throughout the year in any wooded areas across Pennsylvania.  Listen for their unmistakable "teakettle teakettle" song as they are often heard first and seen second.

On a hike through Housenick Park in Northampton County last spring, I came across this Carolina Wren.  I think this bird's expression sums up how we all feel about this winter.  With January already coming to an end, the official start of Spring is less than two months away.  Let's just hope the "unofficial" start happens sooner. 


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