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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Little Wren


I always feel bad for the wrens that hang around
our yard all winter looking for food!
They don't eat seed and search for dead insects
left in spider webs, nooks, and crannies!

I happened to read that they liked meal worms
and hung a little bucket of them in my crab apple tree.
It only took this little guy a couple of minutes to find it!


36 comments:

  1. That's nice of you, Betsy. The winter is so hard on our birds.

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    1. I think all the babies born to couples here this spring are now here as adults! We have SO many birds! haha....I'm happy to see the wrens eating...they are so cute!

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  2. Betsy ~ I expect you will be in charge of the Heavenly Birds when you get to heaven. I called my friend Elizabeth the "Bird Lady" ~~ You are the "Bird Angel".

    Your photography is so amazing...I expect to see you in some art galleries in the future.

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    1. Well, wouldn't that be a fun job! I'll take it! haha.

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    1. I hope he sticks around! I haven't seen him today~

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  4. I love your heart for people and creatures.
    Wanda is right , you are the Bird Angel.

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    1. Bird Angel....haha...reminds me of Earth Angel by the Penguins... ♪♪♪♫

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  5. Awww - you were sweet to do that. Sounds like a good little bird to keep around!

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    1. They are so sweet....and LOUD! haha. :)

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  6. That was nice. A tailor-made treat for the little guy.

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  7. Sorry, city boy here, but what are meal worms and where do you find them? Were they alive? How did you gather them up?

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    1. haha...well city girl here didn't know either! They are dried and I got them at Kroger in the pet food aisle. They come in a bag, already caught, dried, etc....thankfully. lol.... They are crispy little things...I told the mister that the raccoons got them the first night and it was probably like chips or popcorn to them! hahaha....

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  8. Hi Betsy - fantastic ... lovely and I bet they'll be happy 'bunnies' through the winter ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I have an extra nice view from my new window now....really enjoying them all flock to my trees!

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  9. Clever Mr Wren ~ He'd be very good at "Hunt The Thimble!" . . . lol

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    1. haha...oh, I haven't thought of that game in ages! We used to play that as children...so much fun!

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    2. I expect his Missus will still expect him to build goodness knows how many house and then tell him to demolish them all and then build a dream house for her . . . . The poor chap deserves a medal . . . hahaha

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  10. Wrens always look so sweet don't they? It's hard to believe anything can be so small. They are really territorial - that's why they sing so loud. And - a really good point - they eat spiders. I wish we could have a house wren to sort us out here. This is an amazingly spidery house.

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    1. They are super loud! You can hear one all over our neighborhood when our windows are open!
      We had a few spiders come in when it first got cold. Thankfully, I haven't seen any in a few weeks! Ick!

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    1. I'm so happy I've figured out how to feed them through the winter! I always feel bad when
      I see them searching!

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  12. Mine would eat suet also (peanuty kinds) Jan

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    1. Really? I'll try that. They don't eat peanuts in the bird seed though, do they?
      At least mine have never....

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  13. Sure looks to be snacking away
    Can't beat worms he must say

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  14. You're so kind, Betsy. I love wrens, they're so pretty and one of the few birds I still see along my urban street.

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  15. What a sweet treat for this little fellow.

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  16. I have seen that kind of food for sale but I really didn't know what bird was going to eat them.

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    1. It says on the package....any bird that eats insects!

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  17. There are always a few robins who stay thru winter also and they are like the wrens in their food preferences. I feed them dry cat food (placed in a sack and pounded to crumble it up so it's easier for them to beat) and dried fish food. They really like the shrimp flavor :)

    Vicky

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    1. Oops, to eat, not to beat!

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    2. Well, isn't that interesting! I'll remember that! Thank you!

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