Tag: carolina wren

Carolina On My Mind

This Carolina Wren popped out of the underbrush of a fallen tree just as I moved into the area. It only gave me a few second to capture its image before it flitted away. Unlike the House Wrens which only spend their summers here,… Continue Reading “Carolina On My Mind”

Carolina Golfer

I suspect that the warmer climate of the Carolinas draws more golfers than my mid-western location, but we seem to have a pair of Carolina Wrens that has an affinity to the sport of golf. A couple of weeks ago my husband alerted me… Continue Reading “Carolina Golfer”

Cutie Carolina Wren

As part of the new feeder station that we (aka my husband, Robert) built on my office patio, there’s an old tree trunk that we drilled holes into where suet could be stuffed. As soon as we put it up in place, birds came… Continue Reading “Cutie Carolina Wren”

Disheveled

Poor little Carolina Wren is getting a bit tousled by the intense wind as she clings to the branch of a small shrub and attempts to do a bit of preening. I’m happy to have captured these images. When I first saw movement in… Continue Reading “Disheveled”

Rear Window

In the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window, Jimmy Stewart plays a photojournalist who recently broke his leg. To alleviate his boredom while confined to a wheelchair, he takes up peering out of his back window at his neighbors. When we first built our… Continue Reading “Rear Window”

Obscured

Birds live in trees. I get it. But, why do those branches have to get in the way of a pretty photo? Yesterday, after several days of overcast skies, rain and then snow, I endured the cold in order to take advantage of a… Continue Reading “Obscured”

A Caged Bird

A few weeks ago I began seeing more European Starlings around our place. A couple days after that, a large flock descended into the tree tops. Starlings are an invasive species that can cause havoc on native cavity nesting birds. That doesn’t mean they… Continue Reading “A Caged Bird”

Winter Sunshine

Yesterday, I went out to the pastures for the first time in seven days. The weather and work commitments had prevented me from getting outdoors. I really needed it. It is truly my happy place, and it offers me almost a meditative experience. The… Continue Reading “Winter Sunshine”

No Gloves!

After many days of flurries, freezing rain and more rain… finally the sun came. All was well with the world…well, except for the mud. I hate the mud. If I didn’t have several dogs that required time outdoors (in the mud), I wouldn’t have… Continue Reading “No Gloves!”

Subdued

I’ve said this before – I am an amateur photographer and a newbie “birder.” Sometimes I evaluate my projects against a standard that I’m trying to reach, rather than for what I actually see before me. Today, I headed out to see what was… Continue Reading “Subdued”