Thursday, August 9, 2007

Wren update

I was surprised the new wren family chose this patched up box, but doubly surprised that they are feeding babies. I have not had any of my wrens nest this late. Usually by August they are gone.

These very small birds have many faces. I spend a lot of time watching them from my new swing in the yard. This pair is quiet compared to others I have had in the past

They always do this wing fan thing and little dance before they bring the food to the box.
Caught a big one this time!

It won't be long they will be gone and the yard will be quiet once again.
The babies are making a lot of noise so time is nearing for them to leave.
Hope I can catch that in pictures.Singing his heart out!! I'll leave you with that song.


Bird Girl said...

Those are some great pictures of your nesting wrens! I've been shooting two different wren nests the last couple of weeks - one in the old farm post and the other in a nest box at the park. Both are very quiet! So different from the Spring wrens!!! That is funny. So cute how they get a bug that is almost as big as they are!

jalynn01 said...

Thanks! You'll have to post a few pictures and we can compare. Maybe the quietness is a second or third nest thing? Will have to do some research on that!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...
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Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Nice shots! Just can't get them to build in my boxes. They visit and sing but never build. Any hints? Love their little songs. Lucky you!

jalynn01 said...

The only hint I might have is I have multiple boxes, like 6! and the male will build in 3 or 4 and the female will then pick one. They seem to like variety and alot of it! haha.

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