Perhaps you will remember a prior post in which I discussed the interior decoration spasms of a Carolina Wren that lives in my front yard or perhaps I should say rules in my yard. In that post I commented how surprised I was that she was using the bird house. But it appears that was all a ruse. As we cleaned under the deck yesterday and went to roll the kayak out of the way we discovered beneath the bent-over back of the kayak seat a mother wren. She almost flew into my face in panic and then into the trees. When we lifted the seat back, below is what we saw. Six speckled eggs...six(!)...boy is she going to be busy in the weeks ahead. And it looks like all kayak plans are on hold for many weeks.
Then again just a few short weeks later I carefully took this photo while she was off looking for insects.
Even though they are as naked as a ...'bird' they are still so sweet and lovely. I fyou can identify them you will see that all six have hatched! We did not linger long and I only got 3 quick photos to make sure at least one was in focus.