Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Baby Wrens

We have babies!
The old cigar box proved to be the cutest little house
and those eggs were laid, hatched and babies fed in
a matter of days!  The other wrens in the tiny bird house
are just now sitting on eggs.  Dad comes and goes....
pictures of them on another day.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Baby Squirrel

The baby squirrels have been weaned and are feeding themselves from the
bird feeders.  So cute to watch!  Hard to tell the size from a photo but he's a 
little guy....or gal.  I love the color of this one.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Finger Desserts

I spent last week baking for an order for finger desserts for someone's 
anniversary party.  Fun, fun!  And yes, I tasted and sampled way too many!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Carolina Wren

Speaking of wrens (see previous post),  I've been watching a lovely
wren couple making a nest in my sweet antique box I put on this
 ledge on in the top corner of my front porch.
Only one nest has ever stayed up there because the wind circles
up in that spot and knocks it down.  Well, I attached this box there
last evening and the wrens have already turned it into a little home.
I guess they like antiques as much as me!
Mrs Wren must have liked this spot because she is helping build the
nest.  They don't seem to notice me watching with the front door
open a few inches...just enough for my camera to capture them at work!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Northern Wren

I believe this is a Northern Wren.  Tiny little thing and oh so loud!

I took this picture this morning through my kitchen window.  He's been nest
building all over the yard and this little house is one of his picks!
For those of you who may not know, the male wren
will build 3-4 nests all on his own even before meeting 
his lady!  Then he will call and call for as long as it takes!

Once she shows up, he changes his calling to a romantic,
soft song and takes her around to all the nests he has made.
She gets to choose which ever nest she likes!
After she chooses, she starts tearing it apart
and then the two of them rebuild it together!

What a man, huh, to put up with all of that!?
Just after reading all of these facts a few years ago,
I got to witness it right in my own yard.
That obnoxious call that had been going on for days
suddenly turned into the sweetest little cooing!
I couldn't believe it was the same bird!

I'm so happy that we get to watch another romance.
Hope the lady picks this spot so we get to see babies right
outside the window!  I'll keep you posted!