The Carolina wrens mate for life. The male and female work together to build their nest; they use a variety of materials, like dead leaves, dried grasses, straw, etc. It depends on the area that they live in as to what materials they will use. They can have from 3 to 7 eggs in their nest. It takes from 12 to 16 days for the chicks to hatch. The wrens will have from 1 to 3 broods a year. The wrens keep their nest clean by taking out the trash.
One little wren fell out of its nest, Jimmy put little one back in its nest, and it was OK. Several day later we saw the young ones out in the grass.
When a bird is very young, it is called a, nestling. A nestling will just have a few feathers or no feathers and they can’t hop around yet. A nestling bird you can put back in the nest. Birds can’t smell their offspring, so it is safe to put it back in the nest. A fledgling is older than a nestling, and will have all the feathers and can hop around on the ground. They can’t fly yet and the parents are still feeding it,
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