I saw a sparrow colored bird on the suet. It has a whitish line over the eye. Do you know what bird this could be? I don’t know where to start? ~ East Lansing, MI
|Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Dan Pancamo|
Carolina Wrens visit suet-filled feeders during winter as well as peanut feeders. During cold northern winters, they will take shelter in nest boxes or roosting pockets.
Carolina wrens are monogamous, and breeding pairs may stay together for years. They work together to construct nests, the male starts the nest with sticks and the female adds the soft parts of the nest. Their nests may be found almost anywhere including natural locations such as branches, tree-holes, and stumps but also windowsills, mailboxes, door wreaths or other attractive human-made crevices.
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- Quick Fun Facts on Wrens http://bit.ly/v5XVoU
- Surviving Winter, the Bird Way http://goo.gl/SF0Yga
- Roosting Pockets: Warm Shelter from Frosty Winds http://goo.gl/QOPbMw