At first we thought they had abandoned the home they worked so hard to build. We watched one afternoon while three little Wrens worked tirelessly to build a nest in my new hanging basket. We watched all three bring twigs, pine straw and dried leaves to this special place one would be calling home. They were fun to watch. The next day we took a look and could see that they had accomplished a lot but were not through.
We didn’t think much about it but several days later we noticed that there wasn’t as much movement in the area of the hanging basket. We got a little curious so we went over to take a look and there was a perfectly formed nest. It was round in shape and went way back into the basket bottom. We looked but did not see any occupant. Mike got the flashlight and we looked again and still didn’t see the little Wren.
We became a little discouraged because we were looking forward to seeing a family emerge from our Wren apartment. It seemed like they had, for whatever reason, abandoned their handy work. That was until yesterday when we suddenly saw a little movement in the plant and then noticed a small Wren fly to the tree nearby. Once again Mike took the flashlight and took a look inside the nest and this time looking back at him was a small little Wren. The Wren has returned and one day soon we will get to see the babies emerge and join the other birds in this beautiful park. We will need to keep the camera handy.
We also have finally attracted hummingbirds to our window feeder. At first there was only one and now we have several dive bombing the feeder. Today we went into town to the local Ace Hardware and purchased another window hummingbird feeder to put in the dinette window. Now we have room for more.
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