A New Wren Family in the Birdhouse
So we have more wren babies in one of our birdhouses, this time the blue one near the west hedge of the Back Garden. Earlier today Judy was watching and taking pictures as the parents frantically tried to keep the nestlings fed.
“I’m WAITING …”
“I’ll be right back, honey!”
“I’m back with more yum-yums!”
I guess Wren parents don’t tell their offspring to chew their food, since they have no teeth.
Parents can never rest!
It may be hard work for the avian parents, but backyard birds provide high quality entertainment!
I so love watching the parents tending their nestlings and then after they fledge the frantic pace of keeping them all herded close so they all get fed. Great entertainment indeed. The birds are finished nesting in our garden. Now we watch for migrants and hope to see some of those fledglings feeding on their own.
Yes, we are also waiting to see migrants at the feeders. Shouldn’t be long now.
P.S. Good pictures Judy. I know it is difficult to get good pictures when there is so much action.
She uses the “sports mode”, I think that helps.
I thought I was going to be wren-less this summer, but one day heard what I interpreted as adolescent cheeping from one of the bird houses. A few days later, the house fell out of the tree, so I hope the babes were old enough to fly by then.
Oh no! Life is very hazardous for little birds.
How delightful! Those babies look like they should be fledging soon!
They do look pretty big compared to the adults, now that you mention it.
So cute, both birds and the little house of theirs 🙂
Great photos Judy! It is easy to see who is in charge with that baby! Sure does remind us all how hard it is being a parent….and I wonder if the adult birds lose weight during this frantic feeding time? Lovely insight into birdlife.
I wouldn’t be surprised if they do lose weight. It doesn’t look like they have time to eat.
What fun to watch this brood of wrens grow up. Great entertainment indeed! We’ve been privileged to have both Bluebirds and tree swallows raise broods this summer; when the young fledged we were happy for them but felt bereft that we’d have no more birds to watch until next summer.
I wish we had bluebirds around here, but I think this area is too urban.
Thanks! I thought so, too!
The young one looks as big as its parent so the job looks nearly done.
Wonderful series of pictures! What a treat to be able to watch the comings and goings of the parents and the clamoring of the babies. I suggested to Clif that he might make me a bird house for my upcoming birthday in September. We shall see. 😉 If he does, I’ll be sure to post pictures.
I’ll look forward to it!
How fun! I love watching birds and just put up 5 birdhouses.
Great! The more birdhouses the better, especially if they look interesting.
How adorable is that!
Isn’t it just?
Awwww!! I had wrens in my garden, too. I love their songs. :o)
I was inspired by your birdhouses to add some to our garden.
Sweet! I love to watch them taking care of the young ‘uns, and flying back and forth. Plus, their songs are so delightful!
For such plain brown birds, their songs are very sweet and beautiful.
Awe, darling! I love wrens, such little charmers! Great shots, all!
Thanks! They do have good personalities.
So cute. Such fun photos Judy.
I think it was Doug Tallamy who said that it takes around 6,000 caterpillars for a bird to feed a clutch of babies. I’m not sure which bird he was talking about, but it certainly did bring home the importance of landscaping for wildlife. If I were a bird, I’d want to live in your yard, too — just think of all the juicy morsels around there.
I think he was talking about chickadees, but the principle applies to all birds.
Ahhhhh, how wonderful! Love these pictures. Fantastic!xxx
I went to check one of my wren houses this year when I saw something hanging out of it. Some damn critter ate the head off of one of the babies. Not to be deterred, I cleaned out the house and another family moved in. Look at me! I’m in real estate.
Like they say, red in tooth and claw. At least another wren family moved in, so life moves on.