I've had a Carolina in the yard all winter, singing a lovely variety of songs. Last winter there was a pair, so I'm a bit concerned for this little fellow's companion.
On a different note, I've had a Pileated Woodpecker at the suet on two different occasions this week - that's about 15 feet from the kitchen window, closest I've ever been to one. Magnificent! ellie haith On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 2:23 PM, John Greenly <j...@cornell.edu> wrote: > Ah, I should have looked at the Lab's page on Carolina Wrens first: says > there they don't migrate at all and stay paired all year. Funny I haven't > noticed in the winter the countersinging they do all the time in the > spring. Alicia Plotkin tells me that hers do that in the winter too. > Anyway, my two must be a pair. > > --John > > > On Mar 1, 2014, at 12:58 PM, John Greenly wrote: > > > I always have a Carolina Wren singing all winter, and he makes part of > his living by cleaning up the bits of suet on the ground under the feeder > that the woodpeckers waste. But for the last week I have had two Carolina > Wrens coming together on suet cleanup duty. My impression was that the > males defend territories in the winter- hence all the singing- but these > two are not at all aggressive, often foraging within a foot of each other. > There are other males singing elsewhere in Ludlowville- is this just a > truce at the feeding spot? Or is it possible that the second bird is a > female? Do they stay around in the winter too? I've never seen two > together in the winter before. > > > > --John Greenly > > Ludlowville > > -- > > > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > > > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > > > ARCHIVES: > > 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html > > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > > > -- > > > > > -- > > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES > http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm > > ARCHIVES: > 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html > 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds > 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html > > Please submit your observations to eBird: > http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ > > -- > > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --