Friday, July 15, 2011

Wren in Nest

A few posts back I shared a couple sketches and described two wrens working hard building a nest in our hanging fuchsia plant.  The nest sits on its side rather than like a bowl and for me was a first time seeing something like that.

We left for a few days and upon returning home found the nest completed and three eggs sitting inside with momma nowhere to be found. 

While we were gone, my eldest son was doing some work pressure washing the deck boards, building a gate, and repairing the roof right over the hanging plant.  We were afraid that maybe with all that going on that momma was frightened off possibly leaving her eggs.  Into the evening as the temperatures dropped to where we thought for sure she would be there to keep the eggs warm, she wasn't there.  We were really concerned then.

Well, early this morning I went out and very carefully turned the plant and lo and behold, there was momma sitting in her nest keeping the eggs warm.  It was a site to behold and I'm most relieved to see she was not frightened away.

Here she is tucked down safely in amongst the plant stems peaking out at me :-D


2 comments:

Spiritartartist said...

Where is she?

Susan Bronsak said...

She blends in well, doesn't she? Look center and just behind that horizontal piece of light twig is her dark eye partially showing. If you locate her eye, then I think you can see top of head over to the left with her beak. She's tucked down in all that.

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