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September 23, 2009


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Winters are great, also keep your eyes/ears peeled for Carolinas (I've had one here...ONCE). As for the others, I've been just plain lucky. And (to re-coin an old phrase), if you're lucky enough to hear a Canyon Wren, you're lucky enough!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Margaret - you've seen more wrens than I have! I think its cool we have the winter in our neck of the woods.


Nice post and pics. Wrens are among my favorites. I love watching the mouse-like bobs of the Winter Wren in low brush and around fallen trees. And, of course. listening to them is a real treat. House Wrens are great songsters too, and Bewicks's are so dainty and elegant. And Cactus Wrens have quite the personality!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Amy - whew! Glad I wasn't putting bad stuff out there! Thanks for stopping by.
Dawn - thanks much.

Dawn Fine

very interesting info!


I was sure we had two wrens in Europe, 'wren' and 'winter wren.' I just looked them up and boy was I confused. There is only one - Winter Wren - which is simply called Wren in British English. Thanks for the lesson!

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


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