What a mouth!
A young Carolina Wren couple built on the adjoining parcel, previously identified as "the window box on the right side of our bay window".
They thoughtfully situated it so the opening almost directly faces our window.
The missus laid 4 eggs over four days, and last Monday they started hatching. I can't tell you the thrill this has given us.
We try to be thoughful neighbors: keeping the evening lights to a minimum, no sudden movements around the window, cautious traffic across the deck...but I confess she knows we're here.
She cranes her neck to look in the window with each food delivery.
I would have to be totally inept not to get amazing shots when all we have to do is raise the window a few inches, aim, and click. I've attached my favorite. WOW! Doesn't it looks like a bass with feathers!
I wondered if we should help supplement the food supply, not by actually feeding but by laying out an appetizing (!) selection if mom and dad are interested.
Any thoughts on that? I only ask because there are four babies in there. On the other hand, they all seem to be doing well.
And before anyone chastises me: beyond taking a few pictures after the parents fly away, we are taking great care to simply observe this wondrous cycle and appreciate the opportunity presented to us.