Carolina Wren

Thryothorus ludovicianus
Troglodytidae

Male and female have identical plumage
Only the male sings
Characteristically cocked tail has black bars beneath
Difficult to spot when foraging in litter and thick brush
Nest built by both parents
3 to 7 eggs are laid depending on condition of female
Adult on nest
Hatched young are all mouths
Parent with grub for the brood
How many of these do we need?
Nestling taking on cinnamon coloring of parents
Newly fledged and looking uncertain
Anxious fledgling at American pokeweed
Independent juvenile still with gape observed at Salter Grove
Singing in the snow; northward expanded due to warming trend and well supplied feeders

Species account to come.

For more information:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/CarolInsa_Wren                                                  

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/carolina-wren

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_wren