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Thursday, July 5, 2012

A BIRD IN THE WREATH IS WORTH...

A while back I wrote about a sweet little bird building a nest in my Christmas wreath, you can read that post here.   After a lot of window watching we were a little disappointed because it seemed like the little mom  quit building her nest. Here is the half done nest, so sad and forlorn looking:(


 So I procrastinated again, telling myself on numerous occasions to take down the wreath, clean it up and store it for next Christmas, but never getting around to it.  Finally I had actually talked myself into taking it down.  That very morning, when I opened the blinds, a little wren was at the nest with straw in her mouth.  And thus began the second building event. Here is her nest today:



It  seems my derelection of duty (namely, not getting my Christmas stuff put away in a timely fashion) had a positive result this time! She is now sitting on her eggs. We are excited about the big day which is to come.  I worried about her during the 105 temperatures we had this week, but she seemed to do fine (while I seemed to wither every time I stepped outside). I can't wait to hear little chirps, but in the mean time - gotta keep kitty away!  My front porch looks like Sanford and Son - I've got all manner of stuff on the railing, trying to keep kitty from perching there, waiting to leap when mom flies out. Bad kitty!!  But crappy stuff stacked up works - I'll just have to deal with winces from the neighbors:)  Thanks for stopping by, I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th!

7 comments:

  1. What a cute little nest! Your procrastination paid off. I have some wrens in one of my birdhouses and I love listening to those babies!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. It will be interesting to watch.

    Wow! 105 degrees-now that is hot!!!

    Carolyn

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  3. I so enjoyed my visit with you... I feel like a kindred spirit, esp. enjoying your flashback photos and tales.. I went to the prom in 1968 and so associated with your photos and your formalwear! HAHAHA.. I am your newest follower!

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  4. Isn't that sweet? I am glad she has done well in the heat. I hope you can get pictures of the babies :)

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  5. What a cute little nest. It will be so fun to see the little wrens. I love how they sing. One made a nest in my decorative birdhouse. I hope it hasn't been too hot for the eggs to hatch.

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  6. Hi Leslie! OH, how sweet and I hope you hear little peeps soon. She liked your wreath for her baby bed! :) Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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