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Orchids are for the birds!

This is a discussion on Orchids are for the birds! within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I was checking my Vanilla planifolia a week ago to see how it was doing...new ...

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    Default Orchids are for the birds!

    I was checking my Vanilla planifolia a week ago to see how it was doing...new growths are starting up now. Anyway, I see something brown fly out of the pot...upon closer inspection, I found a nest of five cinnamon-spotted eggs (Carolina wrens). Yesterday morning, the first four of these hatched. This morning, they were all hatched. Each baby boid is about 1.5 inches from the tip of their wide beaks to the stump on their rear that will one day be a tail.

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    Wow! CUTE! Hope the vanilla doesn't mind!!

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    nah...extra fertilizer.

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    I agree, very cute babies! Thanks for sharing!

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    That is so cool!

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    That is awesome! We have some kind of birds that build a mud house right under the overhang of our back porch every year. They are cute, but the momma bird sure poops allot on the porch!

    Thanks for posting the pic!
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    Prem,
    Thanks for sharing , that is just toooo cute. I think a wren is trying to build in one of my baskets that my neostylis is in.... she usually picks out the garage.
    Brutal,
    You have some kind of swallow...maybe a barn swallow. Beautiful birds, before our barn fell, I could throw a chicken feather up and the swallows would swoop and catch it !!!!! They line their nests with feathers. Let us know when you see the babies !

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    Hate to be a naysayer, but don't the swallows force the wrens out of their
    nest by some insidious fashion?

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    Heather,
    Wrens are death on bluebirds.... one also killed our chickadee babies last year.

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    Yes, I got it the wrong way around - talked to my audubon friend today about that and realized my mistake. We have baby wrens now in the box. They sure cheep a lot! cheep!cheep!cheep!

    I can't get a picture, since they are in a nesting box. I bet they are cute tho, even if they are mean!

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