Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Babies in the nest!

Mrs. Titmouse has been seen sneaking into this lovely birdhouse town home for a while. But I couldn't tell if she was just going to dinner and going back to sit on her eggs, or if there were babies in there. I tried to peer in there when she was gone, but it's quite dark in there and the babies are a long way down since it's a two-story!
Then yesterday when she flew to the nest, I heard the magical, musical "chiro, chirp, chirp" of babies when she landed on the doorstep. This morning I perched in the woods to try to get a picture of her going in the nest. She was onto me though. She landed up in the tree above me and cackled at me - fussing loudly about my intrusion.
But I stood very still and waiting until she felt more at ease, and sure enough, she ventured down. She perched on the hook first, before she slipped into the nest to bring breakfast tacos (ok, that may be a stretch!) to her babies.

It has to be a good day after that, doesn't it?

12 comments:

Caroline said...

I can see an earthworm-wrapped-in-a-leaf breakfast taco, for sure! Definitely an omen of a good day.

Abbey said...

How lucky you are that she chose your yard as the site to build her nest and doubly lucky that she uses the birdhouse you put out.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I love watching the birds. I love the soft gray of the Titmouse.

Diana said...

Caroline - LOL - whatever it is that she brought, I'm sure it was delicious!

Abbey - I know. I have lots of birdhouses, but it still tickles me to no end when I see one being used.

Janet - I love the Titmouse, too. They seem very regal to me--looking velvety with that pointy head!

Lancashire rose said...

She chose a lovely home to rear her babies. Clever momma.

Diana said...

Lancashire Rose - It is a lovely home, isn't it? Could be on the parade of bird homes. Tomorrow I will post about two more nests that I found today (but they are on the other side of the tracks!).

Layanee said...

I love seeing the busy birds in springtime. Congrats on your new tenants.

Diana said...

Layanee -- Yep -- the birdies are one of the sweetest harbingers of spring.

Jayne said...

How delightful! I saw my first tufted titmouse this spring. They are lovely birds. I currently have a wren sitting on her eggs in a potted plant on the patio. I love this time of year!

getgrounded said...

oh boy, more babies this year. Lucky they have such a darling home to live in. Can't wait to see more as they progress.

Gail said...

Marvelous! I see Tufted Titmouse pairs in the garden, but have never seen where they nest! gail

Diana said...

Jayne -- Mamma and babies are now gone to greener pastures...or is that taller trees? Or somewhere. So fun to get to enjoy them. Swallows under front porch and wrens in sombrero are next!

GetGrounded - I just love the titmice - they look so sophisticated!

Gail -- I'd never seen one nest before either. So glad they chose my little house in plain sight!