Our Little Boogers

Sharing our lives: two kids, two full-time jobs, one old house, and plenty of love and laughter. And baseball.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Nature on our porch

Last night I was letting Beau out after a fun couple days of this:

Swim Lessons!
and this:
K-Prep end of year celebration at the Kids' Museum!
and this:
Fun with daddy! She so fast she's blurry.
and something startled me. Up in the corner of our "porch," well, stoop might be a better word, was something big and dark. Big if at first you thought it was an insect. After catching my breath and a closer inspection it appeared to be a little fledgling. Here is what I saw:

I made Emily get out of bed and come down and check it out. We decided (correctly after reading angry posts from birders about LEAVING IT ALONE!) to leave it alone. After much googling for images of fledglings, we concluded it was a Carolina Wren. Emily was worried it was dead so I stared at it for a while trying to see if it was breathing, to no avail.

When we got up this morning we were both relieved to see that the little fella was gone.

But, guess who's back tonight! It looks like our household just added one more creature. (Emily just asked if I thought we should get some worms for it. To which I replied with an eye roll.)


  1. Ours will roost at night in a corner like that in our carport. It's a place safe from predators, so yes, just leave the little fella there and enjoy him. How cute!



  2. Carolina wrens are so cute! What fun to have one sleeping on your porch..sweet dreams to the little bird as well as to all of you humans! love, Grandma

  3. We have a nest of them every year in our outbuilding. They didn't seem to mind us coming and going. Now we get them at the bird feeder.