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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Small brown bird on the suet

Photo by Dawn Huczek
The Carolina Wren is a small but chunky, brown bird with a round body and a long tail that often cocks upward. The distinctive white eyebrow and the long, slender, downcurved bill help you identify Carolina Wrens.

This hardy bird has been wintering farther and farther north in recent decades. In Michigan, 26 percent of FeederWatchers reported Carolina Wrens last winter; 10 years ago that number was just 8 percent.

To help them survive during cold northern winters, nest boxes and roosting pockets will offer them shelter. And Carolina Wrens visit high fat, high protein feeders that offer nuts or suet during winter. It is also good to have a brush pile close to your feeding area to make them feel more secure with an easy place to seek refuge.

 Related Articles:
- Do the same House Wrens nest in the same house every year? http://bit.ly/uDBbIb
- Quick Fun Facts on Wrens http://bit.ly/v5XVoU
- Hanging & Placement of Wren Bird Houses http://bit.ly/rBLsGQ
- The best suet for wild birds http://goo.gl/yY7bGt
- Roosting Pockets: Warm Shelter from Frosty Winds http://goo.gl/QOPbMw

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