Monday, June 23, 2008

Meet the wrens!


I was out feeding the birds this morning when I heard the familiar "cheep cheep cheep" of baby birds. 

I was delighted to find that Mr. and Mrs. Wren had made a nest and a little family in the gourd I bought a few months ago. 

 I thought it was very colorful and a welcoming home, and apparently they did, too!

Mrs. fussed mightily at me when I tried to get close and see the babies inside, but they were too far back to get a glimpse of them, much less a photo, so I left them in peace.




Cute, isn't it?

9 comments:

Layanee said...

Diana: I have some of those gourds hanging around and need to make some houses out of them. That one is so cute and it does make a great home.

Diana said...

Layanee -- It is cute, but I didn't hollow it out or paint it! Though it's one of those things I'd look at and say, I could do that, but then never do, so I just bought it!

beckie said...

A lovely home for the Wren family. So glad they chose it and you have the pleasure of watching them.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a colorful home for your wrens Diana. I have those sweet little birds in our garden too. I just love watching them skittering around collecting bugs for their brood.

Shellmo said...

I love that birdhouse - a great home for your wrens!

Diana said...

beckie - I keep sneaking out there to watch the Mama from afar. It's amazing how they nurture those babies.

Lisa -- and how they fuss at anyone that gets too close, like other birds or the neighbor's cat, or ME!

Shellmo - it is too cute, isn't it. Not sure how easy it will be to clean out, though...

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Darling

Christine said...

I have some seeds for those gourds, but forgot to plant them, hum, I wonder if its too late.....
Yours is beautiful!

Christine said...

I have some seeds for those gourds, but forgot to plant them, hum, I wonder if its too late.....
Yours is beautiful!