Monday, May 13, 2013

The Big Day!

"The Big Day!"
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 
Today was the big day!  The day that six Carolina Wrens left the nest.  I went to the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, Georgia.  It was my first trip there.  Julie and Debbie, two of the employees there helped me determine where to go for the best birding sites.
While waiting for the visitors center to open, I noticed a Carolina Wren flying towards the outdoor restroom and then it disappeared.  Up above the outdoor light was a nest, and the bird was feeding its young.
I had a long telephoto lens on my camera and kept a good distance from the nest.
One of the baby birds came out of the nest and on the light fixture.  The others watched curiously.

Another bird decided to gave it a try.  The others looked as though they wanted to join in on the fun. 
One by one, they all flew out of the nest....
and soon they were everywhere. 
Finally, they all made it into the trees. 
The mom thought she had a hard enough time feeding them in the nest, but now she has to find them in the trees and bring them something to eat!  It was the day before Mother's Day.  Happy Mother's Day!!


  1. These are great, Judy! I love how you caught the tufts of their feathers. It looks like they have hair. :) Cute!

  2. Thanks Alycia....another one of those God moments:)


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