I saved some wren nestlings.
The day they were rescued
We brought the boat home to clean and get ready for the season but as my husband was washing and cleaning the leaves off the boat, he pulled out a nest of Carolina wrens.
They had a few pin feathers but were mostly pink.
I was sure I wouldn't be able to save them but I did some research and dedicated the time it takes to raise these small energetic birds. In the beginning, they were eating 25 to 30 times a day!
They are approaching freedom day now and I feel really proud and a little worried.
They mostly eat waxworms now that I feed them but they are pecking around for food and are developing different calls and songs.
They drink water on their own and nibble on peanut and mealworm suet. I think tomorrow is the day.
I'm hoping I can find an appropriate place in the state park for them with lots of underbrush for them to live and hunt for food.
I feel privileged to have had this opportunity and felt amazed at how quickly they mature