Carolina Wren

The unofficial motto of the Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) is, Sing it loud, sing it proud!

This shy bird can be hard to see, but it delivers an amazing number of decibels for its size. Source Credit: “All About Birds,” Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

I shot the preceding photograph of a Carolina Wren during a photowalk through the Hollin Meadows Swim & Tennis Club on 11 May 2012. A little less than a year later, I recorded the following audio clip of a Carolina Wren calling in the woods at Huntley Meadows Park on 04 April 2013. If you listen carefully, then you can hear two bird calls: a Carolina Wren is the louder call; a Carolina Chickadee is the quieter call.

Tech Tips: I used the free “Voice Memos” app on my Apple iPhone to record the bird call. I used “Audacity,” a free audio processor, to edit the file: I cut some noise at the beginning of the clip; and amplified the entire selection. Finally, I uploaded the audio clip to “audioBoom,” a free Website for audioblogging. Try it, it’s easy!

The following slideshow features a few more photos of the same bird.

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Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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