Wren will he ever learn?

We had a lot of drama with wrens last year. [I apologize for sending you back to my old blog, but as is the case with a distressing number of photos, these have not yet been moved to the new joint. I should have done it last night instead of watching the Mets/Yankees game. Maybe I will do it tonight while I am not watching the Mets/Brewers game. Losing to the Brewers would just be too depressing don’t you think?] But, I digress. As I always do.

Before I left for Arizona, I noticed that Mr. Wren was once again determined to occupy the bird house on the porch. He kept bringing sticks to put inside.wrong1And then sitting outside the house [on my gardening gloves in this case] and singing his fool head off about what a great stick gatherer he is.wrong2So, I made sure to turn that house face down before I left. The one out in the garden was already in place, so it’s not like I was leaving him with no options. Besides, wrens will try to put a nest anywhere and we have a whole lot of anywhere around here.

By the time I got back, he had apparently had a whirlwind romance, a quickie Vegas wedding and there seemed to be some egg tending going on inside the house in the garden. Last week I heard babies cheeping and this morning I went out to grab a few shots of the Mama and Dad feeding their family.topThey would greatly prefer that I just went away. But, I work in this garden all the time, so they are somewhat used to me being around.sideIn a few days, they will probably all be gone, as wrens finish raising their families in trees, leaving the nest pretty quickly. Though considerig how early they got started this year, chances are they will be back with another batch of eggs before the summer is over.feedAnd standing out in the early morning sunshine to take these photos is a pretty darned good way to start the week. It almost made up for a 3 game sweep I will likely never hear the end of.

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17 Responses to Wren will he ever learn?

  1. Trisha says:

    Those determined wrens! The pictures are great! I hope you get some of the babies!

  2. Pearl says:

    awww what cute birds!

  3. Wonderful! I thought I had the bossiest wrens…maybe I am mistaken;)

  4. Ashleigh says:

    Lol. Cute title. Gorgeous pics.

  5. elk says:

    they can be a tad wild…these images are super…

    as an aside I made the lemon spice brownies (w/o nuts) yesterday, they were so good!

  6. Dad says:

    I watched that game too. You know what i LOVED it

  7. Gail says:

    Great shots! They seem to be posing for you!…are you using a telephoto lens?

    As a Red Sox fan I am sorry your Mets lost too!

  8. Donalyn says:

    Look at this people – the first time my Dad ever comments on my blog and it’s to gloat cause his ball team beat mine! Now I ask you – is that nurturing? No zucchini fritters for him this summer!

    Gail – I am using a Nikkor 70-200mm telephoto – the cheap one :)

    elk – so glad the brownies came out well! I never get tired of those darned things.

    Thanks Trisha and welcome back from your cruise – your prize from the May Comment Love giveaway should ship out in the next day or two.

    Pearl, MPM and Ashleigh – thanks for stopping by ladies!

  9. deb says:

    I love your wren story. Quickie weeding..LOL…I’m sorry you are a Mets fan…I remember September 1968…the Mets swept the Cubs in NY and the rest was history for my Cubbies.

  10. Debbie Jean says:

    I so wish I could get pics like you do. Beautiful!! And Dad, shame on you, LOL!!

  11. Charlane says:

    awwwww, how sweet – he’s a great dad


  13. ellyn says:

    Cute pictures. You know we are rooting against the Mets right this minute. Wel, I’m not. But there are some here who are. You should give me his Birthday present.

  14. Gina says:

    Hi Donalyn,
    This is Ellyn’s sister in law, Gina. I was wondering how I go about ordering from Oh Nuts so that you get some commission for it. Shirley brought me some dried kiwi today that was to die for! Their site looks like they have a lot of other great stuff too, have you ever tried their dried raspberries? Just wondering, they look and sound really good! Thanks :)

  15. Fabulous pictures of the wrens! Was just about to ask which lens you used when I saw the answer already.. :) I love the one where he is singing on your gardening gloves. Very cute!

  16. lesley says:

    Hello Donalyn,
    I so enjoyed reading this!
    When I’m sitting in my kitchen writing my blog, the Blackbird family nesting in the garden sing & bring their babies out to feed…one thing though…the babies are as big as the parents!!!
    They pinch the newts out of Baz’s pond, poo on the decking, & divebomb you if you try to put the washing out!!
    Wouldn’t change it for the world!!

  17. Donalyn says:

    Thanks everyone – so glad you enjoy the little guy! He [and Mrs Wren] are the first sound I hear every morning, as this garden is right outside our bedroom window. I never get tired of them.

    Hi Gina – I don’t get a commision from Oh Nuts, but I still reccomend their products. Maybe some day… ;) And I have tried the dried strawberries, which were very good – have to give the raspberries a try next.

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