I have disappointing news regarding my Carolina Wren’s nest and her young.  Yesterday, the baby bird that had hatched died.  After checking the two eggs that were still in the nest, I realized that these eggs should have hatched by now and did not.  Needless to say, the eggs were not going to hatch.  I had noticed that after the baby bird died, the mother and father had abandoned the nest and did not come back.

I don’t know whether to destroy the nest or leave it there for next year or perhaps they will come back and lay more eggs this year.  I think I will leave the nest there for a while and see what happens.