While at Prime Hook NWR a few weeks ago, I stopped at a bench to rest and take in the beauty around me. It didn’t take long to spot movement of a bird creeping up the trunk of a tree.
It was a Carolina Wren.
These birds love to creep low on tree trunks and through dense vegetation areas choked with tangled vines and bushes in search of insects and fruit.
The Carolina Wren is a year-round resident of the eastern half of the United States.
When a male and female bond, they will stay together for life. I noticed a second Carolina Wren on a tree alongside the first one. I wondered if I had found mates.
The second Carolina Wren moved down that tree and inside a broken-off branch. He/she just sat there and did not move. Maybe this was their home or shelter?
These little birds are very leery and quick to move/hide, so I felt lucky on resting at the right place at the right time and meeting up with this Carolina Wren pair. 🙂