Monday, May 23, 2011

Once You Are Hippy...Always a Hippie

Perhaps you will remember a prior post in which I discussed the interior decoration spasms of a Carolina Wren that lives in my front yard or perhaps I should say rules in my yard.  In that post I commented how surprised I was that she was using the bird house.  But it appears that was all a ruse.  As we cleaned under the deck yesterday and went to roll the kayak out of the way we discovered beneath the bent-over back of the kayak seat a mother wren.  She almost flew into my face in panic and then into the trees.   When we lifted the seat back, below is what we saw. Six speckled eggs...six(!)...boy is she going to be busy in the weeks ahead.  And it looks like all kayak plans are on hold for many weeks.





Then again just a few short weeks later I carefully took this photo while she was off looking for insects.





Even though they are as naked as a ...'bird'  they are still so sweet and lovely.  I fyou can identify them you will see that all six have hatched!  We did not linger long and I only got 3 quick photos to make sure at least one was in focus.

15 comments:

Hilary said...

Proof that you can have your kayak and tweet it too. ;)

sandy said...

They must be tiny. I afraid the nest is going to get quite crowded. We used to have wrens, but I haven't seen one here in years.

Brian Miller said...

awww...how adorable the little birdies...groan at hilary...lol...

Hilary said...

Aww.. thanks for letting me know you added the last pic.. so sweet, they are. As are you. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how neat, Tabor.... Love seeing the tiny babies!!! Those crazy wrens will have their babies WHEREVER..... Glad you found her and her babies!!!!! Just think: You will have 7 wrens taking over your yard soon!!!!!! Love it!

Hugs,
Betsy

Beverly said...

Wow, far out!!! is all my hippie self can say....

Bossy Betty said...

Oh! These are just wonderful pictures!

Granny Annie said...

Hope to have continued reports of this beautiful progression of new life. That one little birdie sure seems hungry. You might need to bring a worm with you next time. I was never a hippie but I have always enjoyed nature.

Maggie said...

Yes she will be very busy. I laughed at Hilary's note to you. They will be noisy too. :)

slommler said...

Oh how precious!! And you are right! Poor thing...she will be so busy flitting back and forth!! Makes me tired just thinking of it
Hugs
SueAnn

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Congratulations "mama Tabor" or is it grandma :) They are beautiful.

Pauline said...

When it happens right in front of you it's magnificent, isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

Dave King said...

These pics are just totally delightful.

Dave said...

Argg Hilary!! :-) A nice blog Tabor.
Those babies look cute. Hope they survive OK - Dave

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