Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It must be spring...

So in finding a new spot for my staghorn fern, I inadvertently made a perfect nesting site for some carolina wrens, who moved in a mere two weeks afterwards.

A week so later, I peeked in and saw some eggs...

Today I noticed a lot of activity going on at the nest, with the birds bringing lots of food in.

Peeking in the nest I saw why... The eggs had hatched.

While I watched the pair brought 3 bugs in under 15 minutes.

Carolina wrens like to nest in odd places like mailboxes and broken taillights, and will nest a couple of times a season.  The chicks will fledge in 12-14 days.