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23 August 2011 @ 12:14 pm
Destructive Carolina Wren  
So here's the story with video at the end of the little wren that got in yesterday.

Looks innocent and harmless huh? Don't let that fool you. Little birds like this use that to their advantage. Any budgie owner knows this. I love how cute he is next to my miniature gourd. The rest behind the cut.

Here he is poking through my stuff. I can just imagine if he had hands he'd be throwing stuff out like a cartoon character throwing clothes out of a trunk.

He's on my two Nepenthes albomarinata. These are the ones he tore up when they were outside. Now I know who it was.
The next few can be clicked and enlarged.

He thought about getting in the garbage.

This is one of my faves. He went through the bars with his wings closed. Looks like he's floating.

Check out each and every nepenthes plant.

In the middle pot.

Checking out the cage again.

Smooshed up into the lamp. Lots of spiders in there.

There were potter wasp nests on the blades of the fan.

Checking out my tools.

Behind wormie and the pitcher.

Destroying a pitcher. His beak was like a little sword. "Any bugs in there for me?"

Oh no, my moth! This is where he caught it. It's nearly as big as he is. That will keep him fed all day.

He had it impaled by the head. The moth was struggling the whole time as he flew around with it.

You can see how big the moth is.

Blurry pic of him on the screen with it. This is the last thing he did then flew out the door to finish the job. I really got the vibe of a T-rex from him and to the insects he terrorizes I'm sure they see him as a scary dinosaur.

Current Mood: amusedamused
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Macawsilvolf on August 23rd, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Lol he was into everything XD What an awesome bird. I like his confidence.
Des: Budgiesthagirion on August 23rd, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah hee hee. He was so bad. Definitely very confident. But I need to keep him out. He's killing the pitchers.
sophia~mae: ribbit!faunhaert on August 23rd, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
cheeky little buggar!
poor moth! do they have cocoons?

had a little grass frog come in this morning
unfortunately mauget found it first.
i find them so rarely they seem like green puddles.

Des: Henriettathagirion on August 23rd, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Re: cheeky little buggar!
Yes, the make cocoons in the soil. I raise a related species called the Carolina Sphinx. I recently let some go and need to make a video about that as well.

Is that your chicken? My chickens dug up all the toads. I haven't seen any or frogs in forever. I miss the toads.
sophia~mae: beakyfaunhaert on August 23rd, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
my mom has chickens
and now 6 week old guinea peeps

the bird in this icon was a guinea that went back to duluth
you've got to raise them where you want them to be
or they go home.

i found a false sphinx she came from a ground chrysalis
you might find "http://oakenking.livejournal.com/"
of interest- he's got a great website wormspit.com it is i think?

mom's birds don't come this far
they're good at getting rid of rodents she says..
but sirius is the one who takes care of them for me

i loves moths they're just so beautiful
Des: Tersa Sphinxthagirion on August 23rd, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Re: my mom has chickens
Oh they have homing instincts? That's neat. Just like pigeons.

Thanks for the link. I'll have to comment on his journal.

I like moths too. Feel free to look through my tag for "moths". My tags are listed on my sidebar. Just click that and they're in alphabetical order. You'll see some of my older ones I raised over the years.
marchskies: raylan - business timemarchskies on August 23rd, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! What a character. You're right about the attitude!

I cringed when I got to the picture of him destroying a pitcher, although I certainly could use some of his help to clear out some spiders I've got around here.

Great shots! Thanks for posting.

Edited at 2011-08-23 05:42 pm (UTC)
Des: Nepenthes bicalcaratathagirion on August 23rd, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah he doesn't know he's small.

Yeah, I was so disapointed that a bird was doing this. Too bad. Yeah, I didn't mind him eating the spiders and wasps.

Thanks. Glad you liked them.
actipton80actipton80 on August 23rd, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
Those are some great pictures of him, even if he is a little pest. I wonder what your birds out there thought about him being in there.
Des: Budgie Bitchthagirion on August 23rd, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks. The budgies didn't seem to care too much. The cockatiels were annoyed. One bit him in the foot when he landed on the cockatiel cage.
sike_saner on August 23rd, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Heh, wow, what a naughty little frell. Naughty and cute.
Des: Des walkingthagirion on August 23rd, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I could have run out and chased him off but for some reason I let him destroy stuff.
Cheezey: Cossack Haggar OMGcheezey on August 23rd, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, that was one busy little bird! He won't be able to prove his innocence to any judge with all that evidence. ;)
Des: Embarassed Gadzooksthagirion on August 23rd, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Hehe yep. Came in murdered a few bugs and plants, blames it on Hernrietta then runs off. But he was caught in the act.
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Des: Cooper's Hawk Juvenilethagirion on August 24th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, it's a Carolina Wren so they may just be in the Eastern U.S. There are some types of Sarracenia plants that are great at catching wasps.
kabuldurkabuldur on August 24th, 2011 10:19 am (UTC)
Hehe, what a cute little bird! I love your second pic where he is showing us hid butt :)

He looks really camouflaged in the one where he is behind the wormy and pitcher.

And, aaw...he got you moth!

But he's such a busy little bird. He sure cleaned up a lot of bugs and spiders. It's a pity he destroys pitchers. And the cheek of him blaming it all on Henrietta!
Des: Blue and Gold Macawsthagirion on August 24th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah he kept showing his butt. It was cute. Yeah little brown birds camoflauge well with their background.
Yeah at least he also did some good.