Bluebirds feed by perching on a high point, such as a branch or fence post, and swooping down to catch insects on or near the ground. The availability of a winter food source will often determine whether or not a bird will migrate. If bluebirds do remain in a region for the winter, they group and seek cover in heavy thickets, orchards, or other areas in which adequate food and cover resources are available.
Carolina wrens spend the majority of their time on or near the ground searching for food, or in tangles of vegetation and vines. They also probe bark crevices on lower tree levels, or pick up leaf-litter in order to search for prey. Their diet consists of invertebrates, such as beetles, true bugs, grasshoppers, katydids, spiders, ants, bees, and wasps. Small lizards and tree frogs also make up the carnivorous portion of their diet. Vegetable matter, such as fruit pulp and various seeds, makes up a small percentage of their diet. In the northern portion of their range, they frequent bird feeders.
The Carolina wren loves dried mealworms, too — I had a pair that raised their babies partly with mealworms from my feeders.
I have the dried mealworms as part of their diet too. Little birds love them! Thank you very much, Linda. 🙂
What a gorgeous image of the Eastern Bluebird, HJ!
Thank you so much, Chris. 🙂
Love the Carolina Wren in song, beautiful HJ!
I think of him as my “Tenor” What a powerful voice! it’s incredible. Thank you, Donna. 🙂
The bluebird matches its name well.
Yes, this one is a male, his plumage is bright blue. Thank you, Susan. 🙂
Lovely to see these two birds, HJ, and read the accompanying info. Great photos. We don’t have either of these two species in Calif., and it’s a pleasure to see them here, in your photos.
You are right! I’m glad that you liked them. Thank you, Jet. 🙂
The Carolina Wren certainly is belting out his song! What a photo, H.J!
This little bird can sing so powerfully that equals a tenor in an aria. Thank you very much, D. 🙂
Beautiful! Especially the Eastern Bluebird!
Thank you, Cherie. 🙂
You’re most welcome! 🙂