Carolina Wrens (Updated Photos 5/18/07)

The birds are gone now, but it was very cool to have them in our door…

April 20, 2007

I wrote in my last post about the Carolina wrens who have made their nest in the wreath on our front door. They are beginning to hatch. I wanted to devote a post just to them.

In this artificial wreath is a very real nest…

dcp_0681-medium.JPGWe discovered the nest with eggs on April 20th



Yesterday May 2nd, I noticed that one had hatched. Tried to get a photo, but it didn’t turn out very good, and I didn’t want to disturb them any more.

I took the next two photos tonight. It’s hard to see them all, but I think three have hatched now. It is so neat to watch their little lives begin.


More Photos (5/6/07)…It is kinda hard to distinguish one bird from another. They look like a “bird mass”dcp_0757-medium.JPGThe dark spots are their eyes, which I haven’t seen opened yet. In this photo, one of the bird’s head is in the lower right hand corner and its beak is pointing to the right.dcp_0760-medium.JPG

(5/9/07) They are starting to look “birdish”. The first shot is clearer than the second one, but I missed their heads.dcp_0762-medium.JPGI bumped the wreath while taking this one and the two in the back immediately opened their mouths as if to say, “Feed me.”dcp_0763-medium.JPGOne photo today 5/11/07 – There are definitely only two birds. You can really see the color coming out in their wings now.dcp_0773-medium.JPGI see eyes for the first time today. Erin is home for Mother’s Day weekend, so we took pictures together.dcp_0777-medium.JPG


Here they are on May 17th. Ready to Fly!


Today they flew away! I am anxious to see if they come back to the nest to rest or what. It has been a real learning experience for me. Here’s the empty nest… or is that a bird toilet?

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