Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Finding the Baby Wrens....

So devotedly birds tend to their young in the nest, and so
intuitively they gently nudge them to flight.

When I arrived home on Monday I knew it was way too quiet.
Before I looked I was sure the baby wrens were gone.
They were.
So I decided to find them. I went out on the porch and
listened and sure enough I could hear the parents calling
and singing . I followed the bird song and it took me behind
my tool shed and into the thicket.

It is overgrown and lush green back there with lots of bushes
and wild purple phlox growing.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of purple against the green.

It didn't take long to find mom and dad.. it looked like they
were discussing what to do next.

A short distance away in the middle of a mess of tangled
sticks and limbs were two of the babies.

The one of the right was doing ok, but the the other was having
a really hard time getting upright and turning around

Notice how hard he is holding onto the limb. It must be
scary to come from the nest to a high open limb.

He finally gets turned around and you can clearly see the
white eye stripe on both babies.

If you click you will be able to see the fuzzy white down on
top of the baby's head on the left

Mom came flying in to check me out and protect her precious
cargo hanging on in the bushes.

Then I spotted another one .. he looked like he was napping
Opening his eyes he turns toward me.

Don't you just wish you knew what they were thinking?

Then he gives me the straight on 'mad wren' look.

Another one was in the direction of the sun streaming in...
My settings were all wrong, but I got a couple bad shots.
Look how short and stubby the tails are. Not the typical
adult straight up in the air perky tail your used to.

Before I left I told them to come for meal worms ......

As soon as I got back to the house I heard the male calling
at the window...I scooped up some meal worms
stuck my hand out of the window
and there he was ..

I'm hoping the babies will come too... We will see.

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


Bird Girl said...

Oh, that is so funny! They look like a couple of drunken sailors ;-) No wonder the poor guy couldn't get up - the other one was practically standing right on top of him - haha - what a riot! They are so cute!!! I loved the little fuzz on top of their heads (all I have to do is spread my fingers and any pictures gets instantly huge on my mac ;-) You did a great job finding these little ones and capturing their little baby, personalities!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Aw,those babies are just the cutest.I sure they will also feed out of your hand.

Anonymous said...

What a great story! The baby wrens are so cute!!!! The series is very well photographed!!

JKoenig said...

How precious! Those pictures of the little ones looking so new and innocent are really special....And I think the Daddy is ready to be your "forever friend."

Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

HANNIBAL said...

That is sooo cool! Handfeeding those adorable babies! Their faces are so precious!

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