Woodpeckers and Wrens

red-bellied woodpecker nestlings

red-bellied woodpecker nestlings

downy woodpecker

downy woodpecker

Carolina wrens

Carolina wrens

Not really a bad way to spend the day.  Check out the hairdo on the wrens.  These babies are slightly larger than a lima bean at the moment.  I’ll post more pictures hopefully as they grow.

7 Responses to “Woodpeckers and Wrens”

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook Says:

    A lima bean?! Oh, my.
    How can you tell what species of bird they are when they’re that tiny?

  2. Giddy Says:

    I miss the Carolina Wrens we used to have in KY. Every spring, they would inevitably try to build a nest in the garage when the door was open so we had to close it quickly.

  3. obi4240 Says:

    Lynne – sometimes you can’t – at least not without a lot of years of practice, but it’s usually a combination of size and mouth color and/or pattern, and later on, sounds help as well.

    Giddy – Carolina wrens are among my favorites. We had them when I was in KY too, and we do have them at RRBO in NJ as well. They are funny little fledglings too – we have some others that we’re caring for that are older than my lima beans!

    Laura – exactly!

  4. KGMom Says:

    Gosh, they look incredibly helpless. No wonder baby bird mortality is so high.

  5. lvn600 Says:

    The woodpecker babies are sort of interesting to look at. They seem different from other baby birds I have seen.

  6. Michael Says:

    Starlings killed two red-chested woodpecker babies in our front yard and took over the nest. Parent woodpeckers went nuts all day long. I really dislike starlings. They’re not even native to our area.


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