Friday, July 1, 2011
It gives me great pleasure to announce the arrival of three* baby grand-birds: Carolina wrens! It is possible to view them, since the nest is located at eye level in an unusual birdhouse, but the parents get hysterical when we get anywhere near the babies, and the neighbors--particularly a pair of cardinals--often chime in sounding additional alarms. As we are on the patio several times a day, the wrens are having an anxious time of it, so I have limited myself to only occasional viewing. The tiny speckled eggs were darling.
Wrens are pretty quick, but eventually I'll get a picture of the whole bird, not just the tail!
One of the brood has its head out the front door.
*As of July 5th--FOUR baby birds!