Draw a Bird Day: Carolina Wren

carolina wren 3s

wren magnetic

The Carolina wren is common throughout the eastern United States, but it is more often seen than heard.  Ground dwellers who prefer the undergrowth near forests, they live in pairs, and are believed to mate for life.  The male is the most vocal, but they can also be heard in duet.  Although shy of humans, these small brown birds are active and inquisitive.

carolina wren 1s

deep rivers wander
tree to earthstone,
listening–
brown birdsong grows wild,
seeding wind with ancient light

carolina wren 2s

A gogyohka from the Oracle for Colleen’s #tanka Tuesday, poet’s choice.

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36 responses to “Draw a Bird Day: Carolina Wren”

  1. kiddlescarol says :

    Wonderful sketches! I so enjoy watching our Carolina Wrens and the way they proudly hold their tails. They build big, messy nests in interesting places. Happy DABD, August edition!

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  2. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    I especially love that last line, seeding wind with ancient light.

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  3. Imelda says :

    Charming poem and illustration.

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  4. Frank Hubeny says :

    I like the thought of the birdsong growing wild.

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  5. Phil Cooper says :

    Delightful, so enjoyed reading this today 😊

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  6. H.R.R. Gorman says :

    Anything that says “Carolina” gets a like from me.

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  7. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful words and images. The Oracle always knows.

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  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    Birds, trees, rocks and listening. A condensation of the same message. The essential is there. Listen.

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  9. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Beautiful drawings, Kerfe, and the oracle is graced you with sweet words. 🙂

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  10. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    What a lovely little bird. Here in AZ, we have cactus wrens, most noticeable is the white stripe across the top of their eyes. Much like your wrens, they are bug eaters running through the rocks looks for their prey. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to see a few young ones. Mama was teaching them how to find the juicy bugs. I love your poetry and always your artistic depictions of the birds. You have such a gift! Thanks for sharing it with us. ❤

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  11. Olga says :

    Beautiful, artistic impressions of this lovely bird, Kerfe. ❤

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  12. Sun Hesper Jansen says :

    I would like to see Carolinas here, but we have mainly northern House Wrens who are not shy of people at all and seem wonderfully brazen and reckless. I have rescued two this summer, one from my garage and one from the mouth of my cat (!) whom the bird had been righteously harassing. (The cat never goes into the backyard without supervision, but you have to have very good reflexes to thwart his predatory instincts.) But regardless of species differences, you have beautifully captured the essence of Wren-kind!

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Sun. Its always interesting to see how different species have adapted to humans. And cats! They don’t call them house wrens because they are shy of humans or their habitats. (K)

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  13. Sue Vincent says :

    Love the wrens… and the poem is beautiful, Kerfe.

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  14. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Oh wow, Kerfe, your drawings are excellent. A lovely poem too.

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  15. jazzytower says :

    Love the artwork as well.😊

    Pat

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