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.


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.

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


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks again!

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