[birdky] Re: wren attacking hummingbird replica

  • From: Jim Seelhorst <jaseelhorst@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <birdky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:28:38 -0400

Thinking more about it.  I have had the wind chime out for two years now, and 
carolina wrens are regulars in our yard year round.  Plus I've seen wrens in 
the shrub beside the chime countless times, but I have never observed any of 
them show even a hint of agression toward it.  Makes me wonder how many times 
it may have occurred before now.   Curious.
Jim Seelhorst
Louisville> Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 16:25:10 -0700> From: dlroemer@xxxxxxxxx> 
Subject: Re: [birdky] wren attacking hummingbird replica> To: 
jaseelhorst@xxxxxxxxxxx> > Jim,> > A really interesting story, thanks for 
sharing it.> > dave> > > --- On Sun, 10/19/08, Jim Seelhorst 
<jaseelhorst@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:> > > From: Jim Seelhorst 
<jaseelhorst@xxxxxxxxxxx>> > Subject: [birdky] wren attacking hummingbird 
replica> > To: birdky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: Sunday, October 19, 2008, 12:39 
AM> > I have a wind chime hanging outside with an almost life-size> > replica 
of a rt hummingbird serving as the wind catcher. > > This morning a carolina 
wren flew into a shrub next to the> > wind chime. The wren looked around and 
then surprised me by> > flying onto the back of the replica and aggressively 
pecking> > at the head several times. It flew back to its perch> > seemingly 
poised for another go at the replica when it> > settled down and flew to other 
shrubs to forage. I wanted> > to say it was catching some bug on the replica, 
but the> > pecks weren't grabbing for food. One never knows what> > interesting 
behavior might be observed at any given moment.> > > > Jim Seelhorst> > 
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