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Monday, July 24, 2017

House Wrens Nesting At My Door

Have you ever had the privilege of watching a Wren raise up her babies.  I feel blessed to be able to watch this pretty often.  House wrens will gladly nest almost anywhere.  I've had them nesting in a motorcycle helmet, a bucket, on a shelf in the garage, in the spare tire on the back of my KIA, or in a wreath hanging on my door....They feel pretty safe to nest anywhere in a high traffic area it seems.


I found this neat old bird house high rise apartment at an estate sale a few years ago and I keep it sitting at our door and the wrens love it!  It's a super high traffic area but they don't seem to mind. This week it was time for the babies to leave the nest.  I noticed the mother hadn't brought them any food on this day.


She stayed a few feet away from the nest all day long and just sang to them.  I'm sure it was encouraging words only a mother can sing to her babies and only they could understand. 

 


They listened to their mommy sing all day long, peeking out of the box to see where she was sitting.
This is a cramped little nest with four baby wrens...and they sure are getting hungry!








One brave little Wren jumped from the nest, or he was shoved, not sure which.  So cute with his little baby fluff still on his head and his little yellow smiley beak.







Didn't take long and they all jumped from the nest, it just took shoving one out to get them started.
Another Wren is already checking out the bird house high rise and thinks it looks like a great place to raise a family.
Have a blessed day!
Angie

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