Sunday, June 29, 2014

Juvenile House Wren Study


Who doesn't love baby birds? They're amazingly cute and very, very hungry.

Right off our stoop is a nest of House Wrens. They've been growing louder and louder for the past two weeks and started poking their heads out a few days ago. I've been hoping to get photos and today they obliged.

The parent wrens, who must be absolutely exhausted by now, are attempting to lure the baby wrens out of the house by moving farther and farther away while holding food.


The baby wrens beg and beg until the parent wren capitulates and comes to the perch to feed them.


Hopefully I'll be around when they fledge. Wishing you a wonderful baby bird season!


18 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Dan :-) It's so nice to have time to pick up the camera and simply enjoy the outdoors.

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  2. Cute post and photos of the House Wren!

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  3. I love having House Wrens in the yard with their bubbly song.Terrific photos-what a treat to have such a view!

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  4. loving the photos; great to capture them, tfs.

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  5. A fantastic study, and fantastic shots! We always had a family of phoebe birds under our front step roof growing up. Here we just have lots and lots of robins within close observation range. :)

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    1. oooh, Phoebes are one of my favorite birds, Amanda! And robins really are quite beautiful when you see them up close - I love the subtle markings on their heads and necks.

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  6. Fantastic photographs! How lucky you are to get such a great view of the wren house. Aren't they fun to watch? Last year, I observed our wren house for quite some time and I was absolutely amazed at all the insects brought in for food from the wren parents. Not only was I surprised by the amount, but the variety of bugs as well. Yes, I bet those parents are truly exhausted at the end of the day! Terrific study!

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie! I so love your blog :-)

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  7. Wonderful! Hope they fledge soon, so mom and dad can get some rest!

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    1. Hi Cindy! They fledged later that day, almost at dusk. Was surprised it was so late. Too late for good photos but it was really fun to watch :-)

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  8. Thanks, Chris! It was really fun to watch :-)

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  9. These images are simply awesome: I love the close up of the chick!

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