Carolina Wrens Fledge

July 25, 2013

Mike Coll, Hildacy Preserve Manager

For the second time in three years, a pair of Carolina Wrens made a nest in a little ceramic birdhouse that my wife crafted and hung by our back door at Hildacy Farm Preserve (we live on the preserve).  Carolina Wrens can be differentiated visually from House Wrens (which are also very common) because of the prominent white stripe above their eye.

Here the adults are feeding their young:

Then the big day came and the young birds made the jump to the outside world!

A few minutes later, the whole brood was sitting in a nearby shrub and the parents were flying around feeding them. All of the young had fluffy feathers around their heads and short tails.