Birds in New Jersey 2016

30 April 2016
When this nest box began to be filled with twigs, little did we suspect that we had an entirely new bird species at work.
We figured it could be a Carolina Wren.

Inside the nest box, looking down

Species number 33 seen in our backyard: House Wren!

Lots and lots of twigs

The nest begins with twigs (one website said "400 twigs"). Then, softer things are brought in to make it cozy and comfy.
They are tiny birds, weighing 11 grams (0.39 ounces: less than half an ounce).


Several days later, 5 May: What's the latest news?

Lots of twigs

6 May 2016: The first house wren egg has been laid




Another new species is spotted >>




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