It was a cold, snowy weekend here in Lexington, which brought lots of different birds (eighteen species) to our feeders. I enjoyed watching all of them, but must admit I have my favorites, including our pair of Carolina wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus). These small birds have a rusty-colored back, prominent eye stripe, long curved beak and up-turned tail. They are permanent residents and provide much enjoyment all year round.
During the winter they often visit the suet feeder, the nut feeder and come to the window feeder for seeds where we can observe them at close range.
In contrast to their small size, the males have a very loud song. They sing frequently, and add a bit of cheer to my day whenever I hear them.
These tiny birds are both curious and brave, even flying into our garage to check things out. Harry sees them as impudent. I see them as feisty and sassy, and find them endearing.