I noticed a Carolina Wren sleeping under my porch. I want to keep it around this winter. I looked it up and it said it eats bugs. Do you know anything about feeding them?
Carolina Wrens eat a ton of bugs and in the winter they frequent feeders more often as they switch their diet over to more suet, nuts, seed cylinders and mealworms. They can be
attracted to your feeders by providing a brush pile close to your
feeding area. I have a pine tree and a bushy viburnum to give the birds
cover. They feel more secure with a place to seek refuge nearby.
Mid-Michigan Carolina Wrens' do not migrate but are very sensitive to cold
weather. Severe winters result in a marked decline in their numbers.
Having a known source of food (a birdfeeder) is essential for providing wrens with the
energy, stamina, and nutrition they need to survive.
They also need a protected place to sleep. I have a wren house that provides shelter from bad weather and a place to sleep. Roosting pockets
near the house have also been successful in providing little shelters, much like
where the birds can roost and hide from the wind chill. The combination
of houses, roosting pockets and bird feeders during the fall and winter is one sure way to
keep Carolina wrens in your area.
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