Thursday, September 4, 2008

Carolina Wrens Fledged Yesterday

and I'm thankful they made it.


Although there isn't any room to ever have flapped their wings and they still have downy fluff on their heads, four Carolina wren nestlings are ready to fly on day 13.


A brick wall will do for the first landing. See his little short tail.


Although it was later in the day, the least developed one also took off. He hardly has any feathers on his head but it is warm weather.



It was a big day with little birds landing hither and yon and parents locating, feeding, and calling them together. See you around, birdies.

Now I can replant my flower pot.

Photos are courtesy of Father Time.




21 comments:

Chris said...

Mother Nature,

Your Carolina wren photos are wonderful! What a treat to see these litte cuties learning their "stuff". I had the fun of having two sets of Western bluebirds fledge in our yard. Now we watch them play in the sprinklers - such characters!

Have a happy THursday, Chris

PGL said...

All the babies left the nest. How nice that you were able to see them every step of the way.

flowergardengirl.com said...

I always worry something will happen to them. The parents are so diligent to keep them nourished till they can fend for themselves.

tina said...

You got some EXCELLENT pictures of the little guys.

Gail said...

What a delightful treat that you were able to share their journey with us, thank you!

Gail

Karen said...

So sweet! I got a little teary looking the pics, must be the first-week-of-kindergarten symbolism... thanks for posting these!

- Karen

PS Sorry your pink panda strawberries didn't work out. Maybe they like our climate better?? Or would they do better in that pot your nestlings just vacated? :)

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Hi, I'm making the rounds on Thankful Thursday. You took some great pictures of those baby birds!

Jeanne said...

Your wren story is so precious. I adore birds of all kinds. We have hummingbirds that entertain us daily.

Thanks for stopping by my post today.

Jeanne

Pomona Belvedere said...

Wow, I didn't know that birds fledged this late. If they are migratory, they're going to learn to fly real fast...

Great photos of the birds; maybe they're even more interesting than anything you could have grown in the pot (but congratulations on having the pot back for fall planting).

Megan said...

That's amazing you get to see them up close as they're growing up. I hope that least developed one is going to be okay. He looks like such a baby.

hip chick said...

Oh my goodness what beautiful pictures. It's always so amazing to see the little birds up close like that. It gives one a glimpse into the extraordinary powers of God.

Mother Nature said...

The parents continue to nurture them for another week after leaving the nest. Usually, before the week is over, we will see them around in their family group flying confidently very unlike those first little flights from the nest..

DP Nguyen said...

Look at those cute babies. How sweet. We used to raise baby birds that were abandoned or injured and raise them back to health.

Mother Nature said...

I have never done it but I have often wondered what to feed them.

Philip Bewley said...

I so much enjoyed this. What great shots!
I love the butterfly at the top banner.
Is that new? or am I just not paying attention!
anyway, it is spectacular.
Best,
Philip

Pam/Digging said...

How cute is that! Great pics of the fledgling wrens. It was good of you to let them have the pot for a nesting place.

Mother Nature said...

Thanks for noticing, Philip. I now have a three column blog.

A Gardener At Larrapin said...

So glad to find your beautiful blog. At A Larrapin Garden we had a next of wrens in the grass catcher bag of the lawn mower in a shed. Watching them grow up was such a delight (which I wrote about on the blog).

They grow up amazingly fast. What beauties.

Keep up the beautiful work.

Mother Nature said...

AGAL,
Thanks for you beautiful comments. It is true the CW builds in the most unusual places and doesn't seem to mind the presence of people. I'm going to read your CW account now.

Rhondi said...

So precious! Do you want me to still keep you on the thankful THursday list?
Hugs, Rhondi

Mother Nature said...

Please do.