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Saturday, November 14, 2009

My favorite visitor.

We've been seeing the cutest little wren visiting our yard. Of course I can't be sure it's the same one, but by the places I keep seeing it, I think it might be. This is a Bewick's Wren and seems to be as friendly as the Chickadees. I usually see it from inside where it hops around in the Japanese Maple and in our porch. It's very inquisitive and checks out every inch of the front porch.

Here you can not only see that I need to clean the cobwebs in this corner, but that the Wren just sat and looked at me before hopping off to the window shutters and then along the top of the window.

Jumping from branch to branch in the Japanese Maple, it was getting dark and I had a hard time with the lighting.

Even cute from the back. :)

Sitting on a branch with the last of the red leaves, he wouldn't stay still for long to let me stay in focus.

Another daily ritual is him going in and out of this birdhouse. I see him doing this all the time. In he hops, and then seconds later out he flies.

Maybe checking out a place for Spring? I guess he heard the birdhouses get claimed early in our yard.

In yesterday's post I said something about the possible snow we were supposed to have. This is what we woke up to on our grass this morning. I think it's mostly frozen hail. The birdbaths did have a layer of ice on them too. None of the plants look like they were damaged and the forecast doesn't call for anymore freezing temperatures for the rest of the week.

The birds were all back out at the feeders this morning, but the wren must be sleeping in.
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30 comments:

  1. May your temperatures rise!

    I keep seeing wrens over here at the moment, I guess with all the leaves gone they're easier to spot as they busy themselves stocking up for the winter ahead.

    Nice photos Catherine, have a good weekend

    Rob

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  2. Catherine, good morn ~ Go to that website & check & see, & if not contact them directly as they may be able to assist you further. I am sorry your friend is going thru this time in her life, I shall lift a prayer for both of you. I think this organization is commendable for their efforts for cancer patients.

    Love your photos, Catherine. I know I told you I was formerly of Chehalis region, but have forgotten where you are from.

    Keep me posted on how you do with this please.
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  3. It makes me think of our little Carolina Wrens...they do a good job of keeping the insects cleaned up around the porch. Nice photos.

    www.wildlifearoundus.blogspot.com

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  4. I just love your bird photos! I don't know how you manage to get so many wonderful pics of birds. That one of the wren amongst the beautiful red maple leaves is so pretty!

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  5. Aww, he's so cute. The wrens are most fun. Not the frozen hail though. Keep it out there please?

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  6. Beautiful shots of the birdie, he/she really is a cutie. Frozen precipitation is a downer in any form for our gardens...love the bird butt photo!!!

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  7. Catherine~~ I love the derrière shot. Sweet. Wrens, with their little upturned tails are such cute birds. The woven birdhouse looks like something I'd want to sleep in if I were a wren.

    I didn't know you had so much lawn, Catherine. LOL You won't surprise me if it shrinks next year. ... I feel like I need to offer condolences for the white stuff.

    I think this was our coldest night yet too. No frost and my thermometer said 39, a definite chill. Lots of snow in the mountains. My son went snowboarding yesterday for the first time this year.

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  8. I get lots of chickadees & finches.
    We were 32 and the leaves were crunchy this morning.

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  9. What a cutie!!! I have the beautiful and bright parrakeets visiting me each afternoon eating the seeds of the palm trees. They are loud in colour and personality!
    Have a nice weekend :-)

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  10. That is the cutest little wren Catherine. They seem to have such zippy personalities, don't they? Quite entertaining to watch. Glad you did not have enough hail/snow to damage your remaining blooms. Hope you have a peaceful Sunday.

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  11. Oh ick! I just hate to see the arrival of snow. We are still having a crazy warm November, and I an loving every minute. Current temp here in Columbus, 68 degrees. Ahhh.

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  12. Such wonderful shots, Catherine! A frosty morning I can put up with, but I'm not ready for the dampness and cold that lasts all day and chills you to the bone...even though I know it's coming!
    Lynn

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  13. Our wrens all go south. Is this guy confused or is he a Northwesterner and he doesn't have to fly south. You took great photos of him.

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  14. What a cute little wren! Catherine, you did Very Well in keeping up with that little fellow. Great photos, as usual. :-) Our wrens are long gone... they don't Winter over, here. Do you have special Thanksgiving plans?

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  15. LOL, was that the wrens best side. They are so cute.
    No, no ice or snow allowed.Yucky old stuff. The little one may want some snow though.

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  16. He is very cute, and looks like a bundle of energy! You got a lot of excellent shots.

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  17. Marydon - We're north of Seattle. I will keep you posted on the website info I get. Thanks :)

    Tina - We'll try to keep it here. My girls would love to have a real snow.

    L.D. Burgus - The Wrens are usually around all year, though I've not noticed one so busy right in front of our house this time of year.

    Shady - Thanksgiving will be at my sister's where we will also celebrate my nephew's first birthday!

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  18. Hello Catherine,

    He is such a cute, plump little bird. He kind of reminds me of our native Cactus Wren, who always gets into trouble.

    I am glad the storm left your flowers alone, so we can enjoy them for longer through your photos!

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  19. Such a charming post, Catherine. The wren seems very friendly. The birdhouse is cute.

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  20. Hi Catherine, I love the way you observe and your camera is ready to take wonderful pics!!!
    Muchos cariños
    María Cecilia

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  21. Morning Catherine,
    Wrens are so cute. We have the Carolina Wren and a smaller one..House Wren. When my plants are on the deck in the summer they are hopping all over the foliage looking for something to eat. When the plants go inside those little Wrens are at the back door chirping at me. Lots of fun!

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  22. What a gorgeous little freind!! awww..I want one too!!Your pictures are super beautiful....such a lovely treat to get a visitor as sweet as that!! I loove your photos..I am smitten..great post!!

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  23. Love those little birds. They are so cute. I feed the birds here to absolute financial ruin. I can't help it though. They are so rewarding and come winter they are worth ever penny because they fill the garden with so much life and activity. By the way...Only you would notice the cobwebs in that first shot. LOL

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  24. adorable birds - great pictures - you got some great shots. Love the one of him coming out of the birdhouse and of course the one of his little "hind end" - made me smile - Gloria

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  25. That photo of the wren's cute little behind is precious. Also the one with the wren sitting in the red leaves. Actually, they are all very good photos. Birds and Blooms...you have it all right in your own yard.

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  26. Great photos! Little birdies always make me smile :)

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  27. Awww, these are such wonderful photos. I love wrens but don't see them so much in my yard. Last summer I had a rock wren hanging around which excited me but I didn't get any great pics like you did. I love the photo of the wren in the Japanese Maple. I hope he decides to build a nest in that little birdhouse next spring. It would be fun to watch.

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  28. I am always so impressed with your ability to capture photos of the wildlife! I don't have the patience and your birds must be happy to pose!

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