Monday, February 20, 2012

Little Miss Wren


A couple weeks after Christmas, I was on the hunt for something to spruce up the front doors. I purchased two lovely Spring wreaths from Hobby Lobby and my husband quickly hung them up. Within minutes of the wreaths going up, my husband informed me there was a bird in the wreath. This comes as no surprise, since this being my childhood home, I'm well aware this is a favorite nesting place for the wrens. Sure enough, a tiny stick was purposely placed in the wreath. I could just see  little miss Wren announcing to the other birds, "Mine!" I watched as the wrens feverishly built their nest. Within days, the nest was completed and the eggs had been laid. I counted four, which I know is sort of an insurance policy, since sometimes not all the eggs hatch or not all the babies make it. Nature is tough!


Miss Wren did have a choice in which condo she choose. Condo 1, on the left, is basically the door we NEVER use. Or, she could build in Condo 2, the door we go in and out of a couple of times a day. Of course, she choose Condo 2! Now we have to give her a "courtesy knock" each time we open the door to make sure she flies out of the nest and NOT into the house.


With the arrival of the wrens nest and the blooming bulbs around town, I know Spring is on its way. Guess we better enjoy it because it is short lived in South Texas before the summer heat and humidity kicks in. Hope you are enjoying the early Spring!

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  1. That's so sweet! Some birds are still building nests.

    They do make a mess when they nest on the porch though!

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  2. Shirley - They do make a mess! We had to be the clean up crew when the construction on the nest was completed:)

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  3. Pretty photos! That's funny that you give her a courtesy knock. That is a good idea or she might be a little frantic. It is too bad she didn't pick the other condo. :) She picked a pretty home!!

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    1. Thank you! I forgot to knock yesterday and was eye to eye with her:)

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  4. Funny how wrens, in particular, just nest wherever they want. It'll be fun watching things progress.

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    1. Linda - It is fun to watch them:) They do nest anywhere they want.

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  5. A courtesy knock... that's too funny. Of course, she would choose the door you use. Those wreaths seem to work great for nests, I'm surprised Miss Wren doesn't have a neighbor at the other wreath.

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    1. When I don't give her the "courtesy knock" she gives me the "stink eye", Ha! I'm planning on hanging up some ferns, so I'm sure she will have a new neighbor soon:)

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  6. That's soooo cool!! I would have though it was decoration.

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    1. It did add a nice touch of Spring to the wreath:)

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