Unlucky Dinner Guest

Lori Deiter

Central PA, United States

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A little House Wren bringing home dinner for its babies squeaking in my garden birdhouse. The unlucky dinner guest is some sort of beetle? These little wrens kicked bluebirds out of my birdhouse!

The House Wren is named for its tendency to nest in human-provided bird houses located near human houses. These hyperactive dark-brown birds sing a rich burbling warble that is a true sign of spring across much of the species’ range, which covers all but the most southern parts of North America. House Wrens compete with other birds, such as house sparrows, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and bluebirds. Despite their small size, house wrens are aggressive competitors for nest boxes.

Taken 6/22/10 in my garden, Clarks Valley, PA

Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
F stop: F/6.3 Exposure: 1/500 sec.
Focal Length: 500.0 mm (150-500 Sigma Lens)
Spot Metering, Shutter Speed (TV) 9

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