June 2022

Vol. 50, No. 3

Field Notes: Carolina Wrens Nesting Observations

Lindi Higgins

I am an amateur birder, and the following account is based on my personal observations. On June 19, 2021, in Brewster, Massachusetts, I noticed a Carolina Wren on one of the three hanging plants on my front porch as I watered the plants. I did not notice the bird again until I started to pour water into one of the hanging pots on June 24, and the Carolina Wren flew out at me. While the bird was away from the nest, I used a stool to observe inside the pot more closely and determined that there were eggs in a hole in the dirt approximately two inches deep by two inches in diameter. The plant and dirt surrounding the hole was raised up forming a dome over the eggs approximately five inches tall.

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