Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Wren again

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Carolina wren in the bottlebrush tree right in front of our living room window.

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After perching for a couple of minutes, he flew up into the gutters and scuffed around for dinner.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Insects and spiders make up the bulk of this wren’s diet. Common foods include caterpillars, moths, stick bugs, leafhoppers, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, and cockroaches. Carolina Wrens occasionally eat lizards, frogs, or snakes. They also consume a small amount of plant matter, such as fruit pulp and seeds from bayberry, sweetgum, or poison ivy.