Race Against Time

Today’s post features some images I captured this week from my front patio.

Earlier in spring, I purchased a really nice hanging fuschia plant and located it just outside my front door. Within a few days, I noticed a lot of “debris” in the planter. Setting up a ladder, I went to remove the debris. Surprise!!! What I found was a Carolina Wren nest, complete with 4 small eggs!

Being a nature lover, I left the nest in place. Since that time, I have been watching the nest and both parents are very busy bringing in insects for the young ones. But my poor fuschia plant is really suffering … the blooms have nearly stopped, and the dense foliage is really growing thin … I’m in a race against time. I need the little birds to fledge so that I can properly take care of my plant!

Here are a few images of the parents as they bring insects back to the nest:

Carolina Wren with prey

Carolina Wren with prey

Carolina Wren with prey

By the way, in case you have been wondering why it’s been a while since I last posted, I have been extremely busy with the church garden work I have been involved with. I currently have 5 gardens there and they’ve been taking a substantial amount of time to maintain. And on top of that, I am working on adding a moss-covered topiary and this is very tedious work! So, if I’m a bit slow at posting, please know it’s because of my backlog of work in the church gardens!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body
  • Canon 100-400mm IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/180 sec. to 1/2000 sec.
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