Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rooms for 'Wren t '

In the Oak tree I hung a log cabin bird house...
weathered and old but nonetheless....

I know because the Wren chooses to stand upon the
little wooden chair

and is peering into the hole...
and just the other day... I hear peeping sounds and see
little heads popping out. I count three.

What must they think seeing the world for the
first time

It won't be long before these little ones fledge

They sense or hear when food is arriving and
lean out and open wide

"Hey mom .. up here!"

"Can't you see I'm starving?"

In an instant ... down the hatch

It's amazing how often this occurs.. Both parents feed
and they arrive every 10 minutes with a fresh bug.

You better be ready cause it happens in only seconds..

Then mom leans in and out she comes with
the 'sack' in mouth...

Double occupancy...
Meanwhile in the back yard...
The little yellow house is now
occupied by a different Wren pair. No babies
popping heads out here.

But it won't be long.. Mom keeps a watchful eye at all times

Always one of them near the nest
Mom and Dad look a like so you never know which one is there

But I'm assured there are babies as they are
carrying insects to the nest

and little green worms
I'll try to find time to catch some more action as
the nest progresses..

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


JKoenig said...

Wrens are so sweet, and they work so hard. It is surprising they have time to sing as they do. I love all your pictures..especially seeing the little mouths waiting to be fed.

Craig Glenn said...

J, Great turn of phrase on the title and what a wonderful series of photos!


Maureen McHale said...

How PRECIOUS!! I miss our little baby birds! One question though, what's the "sack"?

HANNIBAL said...

Great captures! I love wrens and having some babies around the yard would be awesome, but I don't attract wrens. Lucky you! The sack drop is always gross though!

Bird Girl said...

How cute those wren babies are! And wow - what a difference the sunlight makes in the clarity and detail of the second set of pictures!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wrens are fun to have around.They always seem cheerful.Your pictures Show the nest activity so well.

jalynn01 said...

Thanks for stopping by and the 'sack' is poop! haha

Bird Girl...Yes light is the key to better pictures. Under that tree is miserable..nothing seems to work unless the sun shines! And we've had darn little of it lately.

Anonymous said...

These are excellent shots. The house wrens are doing a number on the worms. I noticed they are under my bushes, picking up bugs I guess and feeding them as well.

Very nice post.

Thanks for visiting my Birds Blog.

Lindy said...

Great pics! I love the little wooden chair on the first birdhouse! hehe

Dallas D said...

Lovely pix! I'm with Maureen - I said "how precious" aloud. In many senses of the word.
Thank you.

Jack said...

Great to see the house of those birds..

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