Fun Friday: When is a Flower Pot Not a Flower Pot?

Answer: When it is a home.

A few days ago, I walked out my basement in my rural Missouri home. As I walked out the door, a Carolina Wren flew from a shelving unit that I have located just outside the door. After this happened a couple of times, I decided to check out the shelving unit, as Carolina Wrens often make their nests in various, unusual places. Within a few minutes, I spotted a nest that had been built inside an old plastic flower pot.

Here is the pot, with the “tunnel” she built to the nest inside:

Carolina Wren nest

Moving in a bit closer, you can see 5 speckled eggs in the nest:

Carolina Wren nest, with 5 eggs

Carolina Wrens are interesting birds and we’ve had them nesting on our covered, front porch often … even within a wreath that hangs on the wall under the porch! I’ll share more images as the eggs hatch and little “wrenlets” show up.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Graf Studioball ballhead
  • ISO 1600
  • Aperture f/3.5
  • Shutter not recorded

Reminder:  I will be participating in the Stillwater Arts Festival this coming weekend, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In fact, I traveled yesterday and will be setting up my booth this afternoon. If you live in the area, or will be in the area this weekend, stop in and say “Hi”. Details can be found at this link:



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