Saturday, September 14

#Laterphoto: Wren Scouting out a place to raise babies.

Scouting out homes #wren by dhgatsby
Scouting out homes #wren, a photo by dhgatsby on Flickr.
A few years ago we were grocery shopping at Whole Foods and stumbled upon this cute little green, handmade, birdhouse. I liked it more aesthetically than functionally so just hung it out under a tree - as you see here.

Two years go by and no activity and I thought, well, the birds like it for form over function as well. But then this year we had action! A LOT of action. I saw this guy peek his head out of the tiny hole and squaking like mad.

I thought I would do some more research and found out that wrens come in, check out a potential house, build a big nest of sticks and fabric and stuff....but then bail for another more suitable adobe if it is not perfect.

 Well, my neighbors must have proved perfect because they won the house of the summer and had a house full of baby wrens. I love birds.

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