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Egg in my orchid basket

This is a discussion on Egg in my orchid basket within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Lovely bird! Last spring and this spring both we have had a pair of Carolina ...

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    Lovely bird!

    Last spring and this spring both we have had a pair of Carolina Wrens nest in a plant on our patio. The parents are small brown songbirds, and they definitely work together parenting. Funny story--last year I found a baby out of the nest. I put on garden gloves (so as not to put my scent on them), and put him back. Parents went nuts screeching at my, and I feared I was about to be dive-bombed. Later I looked up more info and found 1) the gloves were unneeded, as they have lousy sense of small, and 2) what I had put back was most definitively not a "nestling" but a "fledgling" and supposed to be out of the nest--he had "fledged" not fallen. Sure enough the next day we saw him and his sibs out on the ground, doing wind calisthenics, getting their muscles ready to fly. No wonder the parents objected to me putting him back. Oh well, it did nt prevent them from coming back.

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    awesome! i love doves. weird thing is, they might come back year after year and make a nest close to the same place once they find a place that is safe.

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    Funny story--last year I found a baby out of the nest. I put on garden gloves (so as not to put my scent on them), and put him back. Parents went nuts screeching at my, and I feared I was about to be dive-bombed.
    Kathi, that was how my parents reacted too when I came back home from college

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    I love being an empty nester, so I can relate to your parents!!

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    So cute! I love morning doves. You're a good person for not disturbing the nest and letting them have a family for a little while.

    I think it's so sweet how the father birds take just as much care of the eggs and babies as the mother does. They work together.

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