About 3 weeks ago we noticed this nest being built by a pair of
Carolina Wrens. Then about one week ago there was no more activity
and we were convinced that the nest had been abandoned or was just
one of the extra ones that wrens build and don't use.
After not having been in that part of the garage (it is in the back -
a workshop area) for 3 days imagine our surprise today when my
husband was not paying attention and the female flushed off of the
He ran in to tell me that we had eggs but he was not sure how many so
I ran out with the camera while the mom to be was gone. We have a
typical Carolina Wren clutch of 4 eggs.
Now for my concern.
The parents come in to the garage from up in the eaves. It is fairly
high up. The nest is on top of some shelving and maybe 4 feet off of
the floor. How in the world will the fledglings get out? Will they
be able to fly that high? It seems doubtful. To leave through the
main garage door they would have to find their way out of the shop
and into the garage and then the length of the garage and on outside.
I have posted pix of the nest on the group website and will add
pictures as things develop. It should be around 2 weeks until