Sunday, January 09, 2011

Carolina Wren

After posting "travel" photographs for the past couple of weeks its time to post a local bird. 

The Carolina Wren seldom lingers in a one spot for long and is usually found flitting about on the ground under a canopy of low growing bushes.  When they do appear in the open it is usually at a bird feeder and even there they do not sit still for long.

I always strive to make wildlife photographs which contain only natural elements but even with our naturalized bird feeders these little birds normally elude me by flitting away as I am attempting to aquire focus.  After many missed tries this wren finally stayed put just long enough for one photograph. 

7 comments:

Montanagirl said...

He's sure a cute little guy. Don't get those here that I know of. We see House Wrens though. You did get a really nice shot of him.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You caught him at just the right moment.The wrens here will have to wait for the arrival of spring.
Blessings,ruth

Elaine said...

She's a real cutie! Nice work!

Chris said...

Wow that's a beauty, both the bird and the picture.... Well done Coy... I'm dreaming of our wren being in a so-opened environment, but this is no gonna happen ;-)

KaHolly said...

Oh, I know what you mean! I have a few Carolina Wrens hanging around
where I am presently staying and I'm out there every morning with my coffee and my camera! They don't sit still for very long! But they sure are precious. Great image. Patience, patience, patience!

Meggie said...

I gets lots of wrens at my feeder. I love watching them! But they sure do "flit" like you said. Sometimes I just stand and watch them for long periods and see if I can distinguish one kind from another.

Dominic Gendron said...

What a lovelly wren. I was just looking for one yesterday but have not find it. Your image is very nice!