Monday, May 10, 2010

Wren Update...

The first Baby Picture

Tiny but looking for food. Taken on April 27th

The next photograph is taken on May 2nd. .. 6 days later
Wow how they grow

This photo is taken on Mothers Day May 9th...
That's 13 days later and they are now looking like
Wrens and about ready to fledge .. 14 days they say.

My goal was to hand feed these cute noisy little birds...
Having hope but not much expectation I proceeded to
feed them meal worms on the stump next to the tank.

I watched as the 'poop' came out and

the food went in.

Mr. with his broken beak liked to sit on this 12 foot
snag in my yard and sing to his hearts content.

One day as I watched it had been raining and he was looking
a little unkempt...and just sat there hunkered down.... then

He laid his cute little head down. He was probably exhausted
from all that feeding of 5 babies.

They were already used to me giving them meal worms...
but wouldn't come to my hand when I sat out there
so I had to think of a way to get them close to me...
I took a small decorative ladder and positioned
it out of the window and put a upside down flower pot
on it and there little white bowl with worms.

They immediately took the bait... no pun intended and so I went
to the next step and extended my arm out with worms in
my cupped hand.

I put my camera on the tripod and set it for movie
and waited... about 30 seconds later they came...
Check out the video below.(next post down) I was so happy and
can't wait to see if I can feed the babies when they
fledge in the same manner.

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


Bird Girl said...

Isn't it amazing just how fast these little ones shape up into looking like REAL birds! They will be gone before you blink an eye - unless you're watching closely most people miss it! How sweet they are :-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Awesome stuff.Having a wild bird feed from the hand is so special.

Shelley said...

This warmed my heart!! I love those feisty wrens! And now I have a soft spot for your guy w/ the broken beak!

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