Thursday, January 17, 2013

Carolina (Wren) in My Mind

This is another little visitor I immensely enjoy but who only comes around sporadically.
The Carolina Wren. 
I have no idea if it is a male or female.

She stops in so briefly and darts around so quickly, I have very few good photos of her.
These images had a bit of help from a new app 
I've been using on my iPad/iPhone.
It's called PhotoToaster.  
It's got some pretty awesome tools!

 In the meantime, I'll enjoy her visits and hope she brings 
more friends around as spring comes about.  
Any suggestions of what may encourage her 
to raise her family in my backyard??






P.S.
Don't you just love her little upright tail!
Also, I so enjoyed all your comments on your most unique visitors.
Connie of Hartwood Roses's two dozen Eastern Bluebirds visit
certainly stood out!

Have an awesome upcoming weekend, my friends!


41 comments:

Brian Miller said...

wow...great pics...i love the overlay you use on them as well...it makes them really pop....

Barb Brookbank said...

Pretty little bird and great pics!

TexWisGirl said...

i adore these little sprites, too. i've hung a wren house or two and they've never used them. prefer to nest in the garage in old pvc pipe sections or even the dog pooper-scooper.

Sandra said...

breathtaking.

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, delightful little birds and I think you got some terrific shots! I, too, love her upright tail! Hope your have a wonderful weekend, Reena!

grammie g said...

HI Reena...The sweetest little birds that I get to see only in the warmer months...but they do use my birdhouses, and fill them to the top with sticks until they have the right one lol!!
Nice photos taken with your
"toaster" ; )
Grace

the wild magnolia said...

I love the wren....pert, lightning quick, beautiful.

great capture and phot edits.

Lisa Gordon said...

She is adorable, Reena, and the first thing I noticed was that sweet little tail!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I noticed some of these when we had snow around Christmas. They are cuties, but very skittish.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love that - a "photo toaster" that's too cute. great shots. those birds - they have a beautiful tune. ( :

Kathryn said...

We have a few carolina wrens too and they have such a beautiful song.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Love the overall "glow" look to the shots! Nice!

Kathy said...

I call them the opera singers of the songbirds! They have such a big voice for such a little bitty bird! We usually only have one little wren and she typically lays her eggs in a flower pot that has lots of greenery in it! I didn't even know she had a nest in that pot until one day when I was watering it and out she flew practically right in my face! You should have seen how high I jumped!

Love that new app you found.

Evelyn S. said...

You took these photos with an iPad or iPhone? Great! I like that app....it suits that little wren so well.

eileeninmd said...

Reena, these are adorable photos of the Carolina Wren! Such a cutie!

Rohrerbot said...

Wonderful Wren shots!!!!! Tricky birds to capture:) Very cute!

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

I do love her little tail and your captures of her/him are timeless. So so sweet.
found you on Low Tide High Style
peace n abundance,
CheyAnne

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, the wrens are so cute!!! Hope you actually have a pair of them around. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell whether one or two but keep your eyes open. There's a pair that lives here around my yard and I love them.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The wrens are among my favorites. They are very swift, though, and hard to capture. You did great!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your pictures are just amazing, and the wren is one of my favorites too--Especially when they are flying away with a little peanut I've put out, they are so cute!

Barb said...

Love these Wren photos which look like watercolors - must look at "Toaster!"

Tammy said...

Great photos, Reena! I especially like the last one!

ladyfi said...

Charming bird shots - love the lighting!

Awena Robert said...

Great shots! I particular like the last 2 photos. The lines and the light of the third one make it really interesting. Very nice work.

Catherine said...

I saw my first wren last summer at my mom's. They really are adorable. And yes, their tails are the cutest!
Hope you have a happy weekend!
xo Catherine

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A delightful little visitor..I just make sure there is always water in the birdbaths , wild bird birdseed in the trays and grow bushes like Geraldton Wax which they love..seems to do the trick..

bon bon said...

cute, little puff ball!

Lissa Forbes said...

I love the light in the first three images. Such a sweet little bird. How lovely to nurture your little friends so you can get such delightful images, Reena!

bailey-road.com said...

I love these busy little birds!

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely colors in your capture.I enjoy watching these tiny wrens

Daryl said...

oh boy ... an iPhone and iPad .. all yours or are you sharing with the Prof????

Dianne said...

Ah! she's just such a cute little sweet bird .... if I were an artist I'd love to paint her.
Thanks for the info about Photo-Toaster Reena .... I work a lot from my ipad so can't wait to take a look at it.
Take care .... keep safe
xx

islandwonder said...

What beautiful photos! Wow!

Mark said...

Your new app is working, don't know what you did to the photos but they are awesome.

GailO said...

Sweet! A Carolina Wren nested in our sailboat mast which we unfortunately didn't discover until we raised the mast in the late spring and several eggs rolled out...A friend had a nesting wren in the pipe of an old children's swing set...so I am guessing they like metal pipes for nests:)

We now cover up the end of the mast while it is down to prevent any nesting:)

Dianne said...

these photos are a delight!

Marcie said...

What a sweet beauty..and I love that exquisite light!

Michaele said...

That tail is just too cute. You always manage to capture their personalities so well!

bill lisleman said...

The pictures with the dark background look taken inside a studio.
suggestions for getting them to raise their family in your backyard? - I don't know, free healthcare?

Linda R said...

What a cutie. And Yes I do love that cute little tail..

Hugs~

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh you did so WELL taking her sweet picture:)
the Carolina wren...my favorite.
i love them and so hard to spot
because they do flit around in the underbrush so often.
i'm thrilled when they build nests
in my hanging ferns.
something wonderful about a wren:)
thanks for sharing,
Jennifer