Findings Gardening

The Wren’s Surprise

A Rare Glimpse

I had been trying all weekend to capture a picture of the Carolina Wren’s eggs that they have built in the nest of my window box.  This is the third year that they have returned to the same window box on our deck!  Last year, we were deeply saddened to find out that their brood had died because their nest had been predatorized by a female Cowbird.  You can imagine our surprise and dismay when both the Carolina Wren parents were doting on a baby Cowbird triple their size! 

Finally this morning, the mother came off the nest.  Instead of discovering tiny little eggs, I witnessed five small little bobbing heads with yellow beaks open for a treat!  I was delighted and happy to see no baby Cowbirds in the nest. I was lucky to have captured this stolen moment. 

This morning I also found the eggs from our house finch’s nest have hatched. I featured their nest a few posts ago hatched.  Here is a glimpse into their world.



There were 3 eggs.  Do you see three babies?

Sorry for the getting sidetracked.  I just could not help share these moments with you. Now…back to blogging about chickens!

  • I just have to say this (I memorized all the state birds), but the Carolina Wren is the state bird of South Carolina.

  • Qing-Wow that is great! Carolina wrens are not a common bird in Massachusetts but we do have them. We have two nesting families in our yard this year! We are very excited!

  • Anonymous

    Wow!!!I had the great experience on 3 wren nests hatching in our yard.It was so fun!!!