Friday, May 13, 2011

Sharing Studio Space...

A couple of weeks ago I left my studio door open overnight. When I went back, a Carolina wren had started building a nest inside. I've learned that Carolina wrens, which mate for life, are notorious for building nests in unusual places. This bird built his nest in a bag of doilies (I use them to texture clay) that was hanging on the door. The female approved of the location and has been sitting on five eggs for a week now. I've kept the door propped open and try to make no sudden movements when I'm around the nest area. I've spooked the brooding bird twice already and it has fussed at me a few times, but so far we're getting along. I expect that there'll be babies next week... I hope they don't evict me!

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