So here's my birdie story. Last Fall, I moved a little decorative birdhouse into the screened porch for the winter. I also have a few other birdie decor pieces on the porch. I LOVE birds and I love decorating with birds.
A few months later I was sitting at my desk
working blog hopping and looking out the window admiring my gardens.
I saw my little friend dragging in sticks and nest materials. He built a nest behind a shutter that I propped agaist the window on the porch. The shutter is on top of the back of the heat/ac unit. I watched him work long steady days for a week. It looked like he was building a resort! Man was I excited! I did my research and found out he was a Carolina Wren. The male builds several nests. He finds a mate and lets her select the home she wants. How sweet. She selected us! I spent another week watching her fluff the nest and prepare for laying the eggs. There is a mulched entryway and everything.
Looking out the window at the nest.
She incubated the eggs and dad faithfully brought food. My dogs were not happy at all about being banned from their own porch. I explained to Sweetie that the birds will leave soon but she didn't want to hear it. She said she needed to lie on the porch and work on her tan.
I believe this is Dad with a baby.
Look how sweet. He uses the stairs to get in. Note that he has a mouth full.
One of the babies. (the pictures are taken through a window)