Saturday, July 4, 2009

Chicks: Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

OK... What does this look like?

A mail box (in the middle) and a couple of paper boxes (left hand side, county paper; right hand side, city paper). Right?

Wrong. Well, it’s true that the middle box IS a mail box - a functional mail box. But we don’t get the county paper anymore because it really doesn’t have any news of interest. And the folks who deliver the city paper have long since forgotten that the city paper is supposed be put in the city paper box. We grumble about the fact that the folks who deliver the city paper seem to have forgotten that there is a paper box when they throw our paper in the general direction of the drive. Perhaps, at the moment, that’s a blessing. At the moment, it has a much more noble purpose. It is serving as a nest box for a Carolina Wren. W and J have seen the wren bomb out of the box when disturbed. We don’t know how many eggs she laid but there are three chicks.

Alive and well and…

with great gaping maws when anything that might deliver a meal approaches.

Additional resource: Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
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