Carolina Wren: Dr. J. Murray Speirs

In Ontario the Carolina Wren is rare enough to rejoice the bird watcher when found, but, at least in southern Ontario, common enough that you have a fair chance of finding one eventually.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

They may be found at any season but are most likely to be located in spring when their rollicking song is to be heard.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

This is biggish wren, with rich brown colouration and prominent white”eyebrows”.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

It is fond of ravines but is not entirely averse to human habitations.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

It has a variety of cardinal-like songs, usually of three syllables, sometimes written as “tea-kettle, tea-kettle,tea-kettle”: it also gives a rolling chatter when disturbed.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

Dr. J. Murray Speirs

Miles note: I took these photos though a window in my backyard.

2 thoughts on “Carolina Wren: Dr. J. Murray Speirs

  1. Mary Rose Cowan

    Thank you Miles for bringing these birds home to us today!
    I take courage from their beauty and their
    steadiness, from their singing and from their stunning capacity to bring unequivocal solace and joy to us all.
    Through them I feel re-connected to all that
    is important in life.

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