December 30, 2017

Wren, Geese, Snow

Last night we got a little snow, barely enough to cover the roads. I stood at the window this morning and watched the birds at the feeders and the geese out on the lake.

Here the Carolina wren is defending it's supply of suet. The photo was a surprise because I had focused on him sitting on the rail and just as I pressed the button, another bird darted in toward the food but was chased off in an instant.

Immediately it was over and he calmly posed on the rail. Birds have little altercations all the time, usually very brief ones like this.

The lake is mostly frozen except for a pond of open water near the middle. The geese like to sit around this pond, occasionally swimming in it. They don't mind the cold, and I suppose this is a good defensive position. If some predator dared to come out on the ice, the geese could get in the water or fly away.


  1. I like this little bird. I think it's a brave messenger for the coming year that i wish you joyful and inspired

  2. Hello, I love the sweet wrens. They are so cute. We had a little snow yesterday too. I am ready for Spring now. Thank you for linking up your post, for all the comments this past year and your visits. I wish you all the best in 2018, Happy New Year to you and your family!

  3. Gorgeous shots of the little wrens and nature ~

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,
    C & Z

  4. I always enjoy your photos and blog posts so much. Loved seeing your Carolina wren as I think ours has flown away in search of warmer weather (hardly blame him!). Hope you have a wonderful and happy New Year!

  5. The wrens are so cute. Wising you all the best in 2018.

  6. Nice pics of the birds at your feeder. Happy 2018!

  7. Geese here tend to migrate south- but last winter one of them decided to stick it out around some open water with the ducks.


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