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