Carolina Wren Babies

Wrens will build their nests anywhere. They’re not picky! I have found nests in a planter right next to our front door. I got to watch the babies leave the nest while the mama called to them. Last month William opened our propane compartment on Phil and out fell a wren’s nest. That was sad, because the eggs broke.

The nest you see below was built in William’s work bucket on the side porch. There are three or four babies in there.


This nest was just outside a window, so we were blessed to see the mom and dad feed the babies.

  • Kingdom:  Animalia
  • Phylum:  Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order:  Passeriformes
  • Family:  Troglodytida

South Carolina State Bird

Diet:  insects – yummy!

For more information on these birds and to hear their sound go to The Cornell Lab

4 responses to “Carolina Wren Babies

  1. Your 5th blog post in a week! What is the world coming to??
    That is amazing about the nests.

  2. South Carolina state bird? Didn’t know that! It probably explains why I see so many of them. 🙂

  3. That’s what I was wondering! Glad to have you back, Applie. I love the birds! So cute! We had a tiny nest on the backporch in CO, and boy, that mama worked HARD to feed those little mouths. I got in a few plugs about how hard mamas in general work. Can’t waste that opportunity.

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