The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: My Little Chickadee - Whoops, I mean Wren!

My Little Chickadee - Whoops, I mean Wren!

My Little Chickadee - Whoops, I mean Wren!

With the snow mounting up in my backyard (especially after I "raked" the roof) our wildlife is having a bit more trouble fending for themselves.  We put out some bacon grease and beef drippings yesterday, and you can see what became of the container.  This little wren decided to enjoy himself while everyone else fought for the main birdfeeders.

My Little Chickadee - whoops I mean Wren

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsChris Canfield • January 23 2011 07:33PM

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Our feeders were strategically placed so that mmy wife could see the birds from our kitchen windows. They problem now is the 3 ft of snow is more than either of us wants to trudge thhrough to replenish, but it will get done early this week.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

Well, he's a cute little bird no matter what you call it!  Can't say the same for the food though, blech....    ; )

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) over 7 years ago

Hi Ed - I risk my life each morning refilling he front feeders--the ice is crazy!  However, the backyard feeder is down a slope.  While I shoveled a pathway throught the 30 inches of snow, when the ice mounted up on top I decided "They have wings--I don't!  They can fly to the front yard until it is safe."  Better get out there with spikey shoes before the next storm rolls in!

Hi Brenda - I wouldn't eat too much of what he has to feast on, but he needs fat to keep him alive right now!  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris, Wrens are such cute little perky birds.  Like how their beaks curve slightly.  Your area is so hard hit with snow and ice, birds could die if people like you just stopped feeding for really long stretches of time, since the ground is covered with so much snow.

We have suet out also.  Much easier to watch birds and squirrels in the snow.

Carefull out there on the ice and snow, You too Ed!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 7 years ago

You're a good man for feeding those birds!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Great picture. It was funny...last night my family was talking abt how surprising it's been that there are so many birds in the area w/ all this snow.  They keep flying to my roof and my cats are having a field day watching them.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

Good shot and a good reminder to put out some treats for our feathered friends.

 The colors of winter in Maryland. Life is good!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Hi Gloria - The wrens have such an amazing song, too--they are worth keeping well fed.  The ice and snow might soften a little tomorrow allowing me to get to my backyard feeder, but today it is all of 12 degrees, so I can't venture down the slope.  One of the front feeders was completely empty this morning, but I filled it again.  The activity is brisk!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Thanks Patricia - They supply us with many hours of entertainment in return!

Hi Debbie - Hopefully your cats won't try to get through the window to the birds--you don't need the Veterinarian bills!  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Roy - "Good Shot" coming from you is the ultimate compliment!!  Thanks!  One of these days I will get a camera like yours . . .

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris;  the Wern beat me to the bacon.  Next time, give me a heads up.  I love bacon. LOL

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 7 years ago

Hi Kenneth - If you get here at about 8 A.M. Saturdays or Sundays, you can usually find a bit of bacon--those are the days that I get real breakfasts and my bird friends get the leftovers!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

As we age, our cholesterol raises, and our bacon & eggs breakfast declines.  But hey there is always oatmeal.

 

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 7 years ago

Hi Kenneth - Yeah, that's the other five days per week.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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