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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fledgling Carolina House Wrens

A pair of Carolina House Wrens set up their seasonal home under the front porch roof. I observed them from the time building the nest and laying eggs to feeding their young and coaxing the fledglings to leave the nest - roughly a 21 day period of time in May. This photo was that last day when the youngsters left the safety of their nest and entered the world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
Copyright: © charles newbegin