Frick and FrackPosted: July 17, 2021
My favorite little birds, Frick and Frack the Carolina Wrens, are at it again. The pair is determined to build a nest on my back porch. On this day I was sipping my coffee when they appeared. Not to disturb them, I snapped the photos with my cell phone and are not the best quality.
Frick showed up with a beak full of nesting material landing on the rain gauge in the bed next to the porch
The bird could clearly see me on the porch and moved in closer.
Frick then decided to try a stealth move and head under the grill. But I was still there on my chair.
Meanwhile, Frack came in from the other direction and landed on a chair across the table from me. I am still there.
Nonetheless, the Wren headed over to the plant that was chosen for their nest and added the nesting material. Unfortunately, the Peace Plant was given to me for the birth of my last child and I do not want to give up watering it, so it had to be moved.
I set up an alternative nesting site with a bird bottle. But the Carolina Wrens showed no interest and were gone for awhile. I thought I had discouraged them from building on the porch.
Suddenly, Frick and Frack were back, quickly built a nest in another plant with the help of a third wren (can’t figure that one out) and laid eggs.
The wrens are sitting on the nest which is located near the busy backdoor.
Unfortunately, there was a sad ending to the story. One morning when I checked the nest, all the eggs were gone. Some animal found the nest and ate the eggs. Yes it is the “circle of life”, but it is hard to witness.
*This happened about a month ago and it was difficult to write the unhappy ending. Of course, this is how nature works.