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Carolina Wren Visit

My favorite bird is the Carolina wren and I have a lovely pair on my property. Today, as I was working on my new book, a Carolina wren flew into my study. (I had left the back door open and the little bird must have come in and then flown upstairs, because my study is on the second floor.)

Carolina wren visit a jamiesbirds

I immediately closed the study door and opened the window, but the little wren flew into my adjacent bathroom. Then, I closed that door and caught her easily in my hands. What a thrill to hold her.

Carolina wren visit b jamiesbirds

I quickly put her out the window and she flew off. I can see the pair safe outside now. I think that is it wonderful how curious and brave these little wrens are. And I think it it was very good luck for me to have this little bird come visit me. BTW, I have been writing non-stop for the past four months, and that’s why I have not posted on this site.

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Birds of 2014

Carolina Wren b 11-17-14  Carolina Wren a 11-17-14

Carolina Wren

Goldfinch Gray Catbird

American Goldfinch / Gray Catbird

  Dark Eyed Junko b 11-17-14  Dark-Eyed Junco

Dark-Eyed Juncos

Tufted Titmouse  House Finch and Tufted Titmouse 10-3-14

Tufted Titmouse / House Wren & Tufted Titmouse

Downy Woodpecker 10-3-14 BrownHeaded Nuthatch 1-3-14 (2)

Downy Woodpecker / Brown-Headed Nuthatch

   Lotta Finches House and Gold  SCRAM Goldfinches

 House Finches  and Goldfinches

Eastern Phoebe 10-4-14 Bluebird

Eastern Phoebe / Eastern Bluebird

Young female Northern Cardinal Mourning Dove

*** Young female Northern Cardinal / Mourning Dove

    Jay Bath 1

Blue Jay / House Finch

Finch landing1   Ruby throat HB 1

House Finch / Ruby-Throated Humming Bird

Egret 10-4-14  Great Blue Heron

Great Egret / Great Blue Heron

All of the photos above were taken in North Carolina. The two photos below were taken in New York last spring. This mother sparrow raised babies in the support post that holds up a traffic light on the corner of my street in the West Village (corner of Bleecher and Bank Streets) in Manhattan.  The photos speak for themselves; click to enlarge to see babies.

 Sparrow Mom in street lamp post Bleecher St a  Her three babies