Sunday, June 14, 2015

Update on the Wren Family

Baby Wren

Despite having to hatch out and feed a gigantic Cowbird, the Wrens had three successful fledglings. Yay! After the Cowbird fledged, the baby Wrens looked very malnourished and weak, they finally fledged a week later. They had to make up for lost time since the Cowbird was hogging all the food. The runt, which I nicknamed "Pee-Wee" was the size of a cotton ball.

Baby Wren sitting on the fence

I still see them around the yard while the mother is feeding them. The father has full responsibility for feeding the Cowbird. He is probably wondering what he got himself into. Ha!


  1. Darned cowbirds. I'm glad your little wrens are doing okay though.

    1. Thank you Tina:) I'm so glad that they were able to raise their own babies!!!

  2. Oh Steph, a blankety-blank cowbird! So sorry for your poor wrens.

    How cool that you captured images of them and told their story.

  3. Kathleen,
    Thank you for your comment. It is frustrating to see the Wrens work so hard to care for the Cowbird at the expense of their own offspring. I don't mind the Cowbird, just wish the Cowbirds would raise their own babies.