Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Treetops and Wrens

Carmi's Thematic Photographic 272 is Treetops . We had snow in the treetops(again) Saturday evening.

A bit lower than the treetops:

Way above:

At least one of the local Carolina Wrens* has started visiting the suet feeder:



* Thanks to JohnR for correctly identifying the moth-eater in this post as a Winter Wren.

Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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12 comments:

Jim H. said...

First pic puts indoor Xmas trees to shame. Orbs and icicles! Lovely.

Pic 6 of 6 running low on suet. Looks like the birds have noticed. Can't you see the looks of disgust on their faces? lol

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, thunder. And best wishes for the New Year!

Jim H. said...

Who says the moon is made of green cheese? Looks like its a ball of suet to me.

suet suet suet suet suet suet: my new favorite word in the English language.

Alexia said...

Aha! Treetops, orbs, and birds. Perfect combination :)

Gilly said...

Great shots! That Carolina wren must be bigger than our wrens, and has a very long tail! And I thought the Downy woodpecker was bigger than it is - consultation with on-line sites tells me it is barely bigger than a titmouse/chickadee. In which case, your feeder is smaller than I thought! And it needs more suet!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shots! Really love the ones of the birds :)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The wren is the king of birds. Hail to the king, baby!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks, people!

B^4, given this:

The wrens are mostly small, brownish passerine birds in the mainly New World family Troglodytidae.

I tend to think of this as their theme song.
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Bob Scotney said...

So that's how you attract all the birds - promise them a suet moon.

First picture is excellent.

Randal Graves said...

What are those weird splotches on the moon? Is your lens dirty?

Muse & Views Bookclub said...

Lovely photos, love the moon.

Cloudia said...

Your photos here thrilled me , esp that first beauty! Glad we met


Aloha

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks again!

R.G., everybody knows that cheese gets mold on it when it's old.
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