Sunday, February 23, 2014

Getting Feisty

Another sign of spring, for me, is histrionics.  That would be the histrionics raised by Carolina Wrens.  These birds are territorial all year but get especially feisty and aggressive as we enter spring.  And they include me among their targets of displeasure.  Just the act of filling a bird bath today set off one pair that hissed, scolded and flew about branch to branch.  It's perfectly okay: I don't take it too personally, even if I am providing extra food and water in tough times!  Their little hormones are firing and everything is a problem.  So soon they will nest and maybe even on the property.  We shall see.  I want this one to be worth it!

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