It seems that a pair of Carolina Wrens, thwarted in their efforts to build a nest in our garage, settled this week on using my five year old Williamsburg "Bird Bottle". The bottle has acquired a collection of light plant materials and I observed wrens flying back and forth to the bottle location. As you can imagine, I am delighted. I have struggled with this nesting location for its entire history and only once has a fledge come out of it. Whether they stay with this nest site or not remains to be seen. It is noteworthy that the season has been colder than normal and perhaps that played into the birds' decision. For now, my patience has been rewarded, as it was before. Let's see what happens!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!