Fly-By-Wren by lynnz

Fly-By-Wren

This is not a good capture of the wren, but I want to share this story with you. We have birdhouses all over our yard, some purchased and some homemade, including this giant one that is much, much larger than what is recommended for a "wren house". We were surprised when a pair of wrens built a nest in this birdhouse early this spring, it took a lot of little sticks! Then my husband added the extra wood around the hole to make it smaller to protect them. They are now raising their third brood of the year! I was in the yard this morning, with only my phone, and both wrens were chattering loudly, with bugs in their mouths, so I stood very still on the other side of the tree and hoped to capture one of them feeding a baby. They would not land while I was close but I did get this shot. When they moved in this spring, I was very worried that our cats might catch and kill them but thank goodness that hasn't happened!
They took advantage of the opportunity. Survival of the fittest, I guess. Thank you for sharing their story.
August 5th, 2022  
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August 5th, 2022  
wow! Amazing timing and capture! wow
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August 5th, 2022  
Tenacious bug hunters and singers, I love them.
August 5th, 2022  
Well done on successfully inviting the wrens to your garden. How fascinating to watch and at least you have a picture for your efforts
August 5th, 2022  
I love hearing stories like this, as a bird and nature lover myself! Fav.
August 6th, 2022  
artistic
August 6th, 2022  
Beautiful bird house and nice bird in motion.
August 6th, 2022  
Loved your story
August 6th, 2022  
What a beautiful birdhouse and wonderful story. I should imagine they are much too fast for cats, hope it stays that way.
August 6th, 2022  
I love that bird house. I too have been trying to get a shot of them feeding the babies. It is nearly impossible!
August 6th, 2022  
What a wonderful story! And I like this photo with the blur of the fanned wings and, yes, with the worm (?) in its mouth!
August 6th, 2022  
Love your story. How neat to watch three broods of wrens mature safely. We had baby warblers once in a large hanging fern, and crows swooped in and ate them.
August 7th, 2022  
Good to hear about your wren families and your bird box I have had a few wrens nesting over the years and it is lovely to listen to them and watch them feeding the young. mine always seem to prefer grated cheese.
August 7th, 2022  
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