We report on the use of a Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) nest by fledgling Carolina Wrens (Thryothorus ludovicianus) during a period of inclement weather. We found four fledgling wrens in a newly lined cardinal nest on the morning of 22 May 2002 during a heavy frost. The use of the cardinal nest by the wrens may have been precipitated by the unexpected frost. This represents a unique method of protection from inclement weather taken by young birds.
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