Stubby got his name from my friends and neighbors. You see, he and his spouse live in my neighbors yard in a hanging pot that is sheltered with a porch awning. He and the misses have called this dwelling their home now since early November. My friends would always tell me about the wren they had in their yard named Stubby who was named that due to the fact that he had no tail, in fact, all that appears on this little guys hind quarters is a little stub. At first they were concerned, but then realized that Stubby really didn't need one to go about his business.
Stubby normally spends most of his time over their house but has decided to come to mine more often due to the fact that he prefers my suet more to their store bought brand. We realized this when I gave them a couple of blocks of my home made suet. The two wrens would gobble that down, and leave the alternative to the starlings and woodpeckers. Now they are out of my suet so the happy couple have ventured over to my house for the good stuff. My neighbors now have the recipe, so they are hoping to get their live ins back some time soon.
Here is Stubby watching the traffic on the street.
And here is the Misses who has recently discovered my heated bird bath. The two of them spent most of their day drinking from it.
And lastly, the picture below is the two of them in my brush pile reflecting on the day and happy for their mini vacation. Last I heard my neighbor made the suet and it is hung it out for these two for tomorrow morning. I will be sad to see them go, and hope they decide to visit me a little more often. They certainly made this cold, dreary day a little more tolerable.