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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday Wings - Wrens Are At It Again

Two of my nest boxes are empty. The other two have new Wren families.

Since the boxes are piled to the rafters with sticks, I don't know how many eggs or young. I can't open the boxes without danger of breaking eggs or braining the hatchlings.

Notice how Mom Wren looks like she's coming down from the top of the nest box. She is. The nest sides are so high she has to go up in order to get out.

The American Goldfinch is one of the last birds to start nesting, usually waiting until July when there are plenty of seeds to feed their young.

This is the male in his full, bright yellow breeding plumage.

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