Monday, May 16, 2011

Carolina wren nest

Carolina wrens build nests in all sorts of places, and quickly, too.

Carolina wren nest in the shed window box
There was a rudimentary sort of nest in one of the garden shed window boxes that I had noticed, but thought had been abandoned.

a blurry image because of the dim light!
Hmm, it proved to be in use this evening when I started to remove some senescing Violas and the mama wren whizzed past me and started loud singing nearby.

Peering in, the nest has five eggs in it.

I received a link to a wonderful video of a robin pair raising their young yesterday via a group e-mail.

Check this out.

3 comments:

  1. What a beautifully camouflaged nest. We have a number house finches and yellow finches who are super active at our various feeding standing. It's not at all clear where they're going when they depart suddenly on important business!

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  2. That's so cool. As was the video of the robins! I enjoyed catching up on your posts Lisa. Things are really coming along with your garden. I also love seeing the before-and-after photos you have on the right. It reminds me how important patience is in the garden!

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  3. How wexciting!
    Our male European wrens (troglodytes troglodytes)typically construct several nests in their territory and then the female chooses the one she likes best, lines it and lays her eggs.
    I wonder whether this behaviour is typical of all wrens or is only observed in our species?
    Rob

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