Winter tree image ~ the Carolina wrens are year round here.
The Carolina wren is waking me from dreamland these bright Spring mornings. These tiny but extremely vocal birds are always in my garden. I'm certain the original family has instructed its offspring it's a good place to hang out. Makes me happy. I truly love these spunky little birds who constantly sing their many songs......perched in the trees, on the back fence under the magnolia tree, on the front porch, and the finial on top of the gazebo!
If you followed my former blog, Across The Pond, I'm sure you'll recall how many times I posted on our wren families building nests each Spring - in the kitchen window box or on the porch. This morning one woke me very early, singing gleefully in the tree right outside the open bedroom window.................
...........most likely calling its mate! Two days ago, while sitting here posting early morning, I noticed a pair of wrens flying back and forth to the porch with catkins and soft skeletonized leaves in their tiny beaks. No doubt what they were up to, home building again, a tucked away nest in the planter by the front door. This always holds faux greenery and hydrangeas and the pic below shows two of the four babies that hatched there in 2008.
Wrens in the front porch planter 2008
I'm showing you these because I will be away while this year's little miracle occurs. I may see eggs before I leave, but hatchlings growing chubby and strong, then fledging into the big wide world, I'll sadly miss. Wrens are wonderful parents, both mom and dad caring for the babies needs, and keeping the nest spotlessly clean.
I'll be leaving instructions for DH ~
Open and close the front door quietly
Keep the porch light off as it's directly above the nest
Count the eggs
Write down the dates when the eggs hatch
Count the babies
Mark the date they fledge
I'm sad I'll miss another miracle of nature - but know I'll be viewing spectacular ones while visiting Africa!