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Monday, July 16, 2007

Wren City

We have two paris of House Wrens nesting right now at our home, Bobolink Farm. Yes, we know, wrens are an acquired taste. But, for entertainment value alone, we appreciate them. Their bubbly song rings through the garden when most other birds have stopped singing. One of our pair of wrens has fledgings who chatter from all over the garden. The other pair, pictured above, has young about to fledge and both parents are busy bringing food at a frenetic rate. When both arrive at once determined to squeeze into the entrance hole, you have a wren collison. One went in and the other fluttered to a nearby shrub waiting its turn. They keep us amused.

Photo © Lillian Stokes, 2007


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your comment that "house wrens are an aquired taste". Indeed ! I think of them as the alarm clock bird, unfortunately, they can't be turned off. It's always nice to have them arrive in the spring but I can't say that I'm sad to have them leave in the fall !

Rob said...

We have Carolina wrens nesting over our kitchen door. Amazing how much noise can come out of such tiny birds. If they're not serenading each other, they're bouncing up and down warding off interlopers of one kind or another.