The baby birds on our deck have grown by leaps and bounds. After a bit of research, I have concluded that these are Carolina wrens. Here are a few pics from their first day on the planet. The books say they leave the nest 12-16 days after hatching, but that’s really hard to believe.
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Mom and Dad always bounce over to my window to announce their departure, as if to say “Hey, we’re going out for a bit. Can you watch the kids for us?” That’s my cue to get the camera.
This will likely be my sole venture with birds this summer. They grow far too quickly to keep up with. I’ll be returning to my previously scheduled reptilian program shortly. Very shortly.