Thursday, November 20, 2008
There is no downside to wrens. They are all charm: pretty, petite, peaceable and chatty. They mate for life. This time of year they flit among the fallen leaves, so light and quick in their movements that they seem barely real, like fairies of the autumn woods. It’s impossible not to love them.
"Dismembers large insects by hammering with its bill and shaking it until small pieces break off."**
Of course, if I were a bug, a failure of love might be possible.
**From the Carolina Wren page at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Photo by Ken Thomas from Wikimedia Commons.