Baby House Wrens

via Daily Prompt: Baby

img_3953Sweet, yet demanding!

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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69 Responses to Baby House Wrens

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    Yes, yes!

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Boy, that nest is built right up to the door isn’t it! Cuties~

  3. MK says:

    Oh my goodness, that is just the sweetest picture!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Micheal. It was fun (though a bit noisy) watching these little ones fledge!

      • MK says:

        We have a mourning dove nest at the back of the house high up on the rafter thing that the roof sits on. Safe place. Love hearing their cooing.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        It does seem special when they choose nearby us to raise their family. I’m always amazed to see once the leaves drop in the fall nests in bushes right next to where I walked and I never had a clue that they were there, hidden in plain sight. Amazing birdies!

  4. domnuio says:

    Very cute !
    I love it !

  5. So cute. Nice photo, Eliza.

  6. Widdershins says:

    Bottomless maws of cuteness. ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. What a lovely home for them! ๐Ÿ€

  8. Alice Pratt says:

    That seems 2 months early! Are parents getting enough wormies for their babes?

  9. Jim Ruebush says:

    Fancy house they have.

  10. Rita Pichette says:

    I recognize that house! I’m glad they liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Oh wow!! Babies all ready? LOVE love love this picture, Eliza! I’ve watched baby birds and how hard mama and daddy work. NON stop. โค

  12. spanishwoods says:

    I love this Eliza. Great shot.

  13. What a treat! Very nice shot.

  14. How exciting! And what a happy home they have!

  15. Anne says:

    Was this bird house hanging up in the garden? I am intrigued at how the wrens found it and felt safe enough to inhabit it.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It hangs on our wood shed right next to the walk down from the deck. It gets a lot of traffic both human and dog, but they seemed okay with that. Once they chicks were born, I tried to keep away from the immediate area to give the parents a comfortable space to tend their young. They seemed quite successful!

      • Anne says:

        Thank you. We have seldom used our front door since the Lesser-striped swallows built their latest nest just outside it. Once their chicks have hatched and they no longer need it, we will return to ‘normal’.

  16. Joanne says:

    Oh, how gorgeous! I wish there was a ‘love’ button – ‘like’ isn’t enough for this photo! I love it! โค

  17. Gracefully Global says:

    They are amazing!!!! โค

  18. Brian Skeys says:

    This picture shows that birds do not want a natural coloured nest box. Our granddaughters painted two boxes and the bumble bees nested in one of them.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Interesting to think about…I wonder if there have been any studies? House wrens are famously not-picky about nesting sites, hanging an old boot would suit them fine. I expect they would love your granddaughters’ painted houses. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Had me smiling today!!

  20. Robin says:

    So cute!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    …and what a lovely colourful nest box:-)

  22. Kathy Sturr says:

    Can’t wait! That’s quite a nest! I usually just get wasps in my bird houses. One year I had a wren โ€” it was so special! I hope this year I see a nest in at least one of the houses.

  23. Robbie says:

    precious + I like their home!

  24. Brenda says:

    The wrens put so many sticks in the boxes, it’s amazing that the nestlings have any room! Our bluebirds have been inspecting all our boxes recently. I can’t wait to see which birds end up in which box. Last year we had swallows, wrens, and bluebirds. We’re adding two more boxes this year–we’ll see who muscles out the others.

  25. That photo is fantastic! The only bird house we’ve had here ended up housing wasps, so that is gone. I love that the parents were comfortable enough to move in and make it their own. Such a joy!

  26. Bun Karyudo says:

    “Where’s my dinner?” ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Rebecca says:

    Such a gorgeous picture. What a lovely way to watch baby birds grow

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