Eating breakfast with my family this morning and my husband stops to retrieve my binoculars. Knowing my husband, I’m assuming he sees some person walking within 10 feet of our property. Instead, he focuses on the River Birch situated right beside our deck.
Several years ago, we bought a hollowed out gourd at the NC State Farmer’s Market to be used as a bird house. We hung it high in our River Birch and just waited for a nice bird family to move in. And waited. And waited.
Then we learned that the larger the hole, the larger the bird. So the large hole in our gourd would only attract larger birds which would typically nest much higher in a tree than we could reach. Oh well. It still looked pretty.
I saw some bird activity over the last few weeks. I saw a brown bird go in and out of the gourd. Could he/she have been nesting? We could confirm anything for sure…until this morning.
We can now confirm that our backyard gourd is officially home to a family of Carolina Wrens. How can I be so sure? We saw little Wren Jr. poking his head out of the gourd as Mommy and Daddy went to retrieve delicious bugs.
Now, please enjoy our pictorial and have a very happy bird-day!