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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Winter Wrens


This is the first year we've been able to keep the
wrens happy and fed all season long!  They don't eat
seed, so when they come around, they are looking for
bugs to eat!  I have seen them searching old webs for
dead, frozen spiders but after that there isn't anything 
out there in the middle of winter!  

Well, meal worms seem to be the answer!
It took a while for the wrens to find them in the feeder
but once they did, the word spread and they have hung
around and dined on those things every day!

We tried freeze dried crickets but they were
 soundly rejected. haha. 

Even birds can be finicky. 
Even when they are hungry. 
Even in the dead of winter.


25 comments:

  1. You are so good to all creatures. Glad they found you.

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    1. I'm glad they did, too! I always felt bad when they were looking for something to eat and there was nothing out there in the freezing cold!

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  2. I have been putting out some meal worms. I try to attract everything!

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    1. Me, too! I still want the elusive blue birds! They haven't found me yet!

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  3. haha they like what they like
    The freezed dried crickets can take a hike

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    1. I would tend to agree
      although those meal worms also look icky. haha.

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  4. How kind of you to give the wrens the meal of their choice! I'm wondering if I could talk Carroll into doing that for our little wren friends. I really hope they come back this spring.

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    1. I just get them at Kroger! Couldn't be easier!
      Warning you though...they look icky. haha.
      Crunchy goodness to them, I guess.

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  5. Hi Betsy - that obviously was a good wheeze - for the little critters ... so pleased they've stayed around - cheers Hilary

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    1. They look pleased as punch to have them and in their own feeder, too!

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  6. Aww, they are so lucky to have you there!

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    1. Oh, I think I'm the lucky one! They are endless entertainment!

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  7. I think I would prefer freeze-dried crickets over meal worms, but hey, what do I know? I'm not a wren!

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    1. lol....You would think, wouldn't you?

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  8. There's a wren around my garden and it doesn't eat the seed I put out. Maybe I'll try mealworms too. They're such sweet little birds; they deserve help.

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    1. Yes, do...they don't have a diet that consists of seed...just bugs.

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    1. lol. Maybe we should try it? Nah....

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  10. Yeah, I can't really blame them for turning down the freeze-dried crickets. I would, too!

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    1. I totally agree. They smelled terrible, too!

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    2. By the way, we got a BIG snowstorm Wednesday/Thursday. Yesterday morning about 9:00, snow was still clinging to power lines, tree branches, street signs... It was really beautiful. You would have loved it. By 11 a.m., though, most of the snow had fallen off of things.

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  11. I just may have to add that to the feeders. I am hoping to have a few houses filled with house wrens again this summer. That is if summer ever comes. It's snowing again. Ugh!

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    1. I hope you try them. I have a few sparrows that like them, too....not all, but just a few.
      Fun to see who is interested!

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  12. How funny ~ picky birds!!haha. They sure are cute little things. Now a dish of meal worms just doesn't excite me...but to each his own. How sweet that you have taken the time and effort to find out what they would eat, but then you mother the birds and the cats and we love you for it. So do they. tee hee. Hugs.

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  13. Funny...I think I told you, I bought a bag last year...NOBODY ate them...funny...
    Enjoy those sweet little Wrens...💕
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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