When spotted, the Carolina wren can be easily identified by its light band above its eyes and tail being held high, but more often than not this tiny song bird is often heard rather than seen.
Wrens can bond at any time of the year and the pair will stay together for life (see the happy couple below).
Only the male Carolina wren sings, unlike other wren species where both mates sing.
Songs and sounds can be found HERE.
To attract wrens to your feeders, provide suet and shelter.
There is a myth that says a robin and a wren went to battle one another on winter solstice, the robin triumphs by killing the wren and brings back the sun.
The birds held a competition to decide who the king of birds would be, the champion would be the one who was able to fly the highest. The eagle flew the highest and upon reaching the apex of its flight, the wren emerged hidden on the eagle's back, proclaiming itself the king of birds.
The wren symbolizes keeping life in balance, take time to learn from elders.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.