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Caution Sign — Birds at Play

Posted in "North Carolina" by helenofmarlowe on May 15, 2014

In my most recent post before this,  about the faux pebbles, I mentioned that we have a wren building her nest in a flower pot on our back porch.

Here is an update.

WrenBabies

Six Chicks

Yesterday around 5 pm my husband and I left to go to A/perture to see Tim’s Vermeer.  Just as we were leaving it occurred to me that Doug might come to mow our grass.  We don’t always know when he will show up, and it’s about time.   So I thought an emergency notice was in order.

We quickly grabbed pen, paper, string.

We can hear tiny cheeping sounds coming from the pot that used to hold pretty, healthy pansies.    Not so pretty now, but more interesting.  We can sit on the screened porch (to right in photo) and watch the parents flying in with food.  Both the male and the female build the nest and tend the young.  They fly to the edge of the flower pot with food, usually insects, go in to feed an open mouth,  and then out again to sing a song in the weeping yaupon before  resuming the hunting and gathering.

When we returned from Tim’s Vermeer, all was well.  Birds still nesting, grass still growing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. vorsteggianuu said, on May 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Yes, and the chirping goes on.

  2. Jim Wheeler said, on May 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Spring is a wonderful time for nature-watching, all right. Our 3-year-old granddaughter is keeping tabs on a robin’s nest in a bush in the front of her house – she’s thrilled. Only 1 of 3 hatched so far – it looks like a mouth. 🙂

    • helenofmarlowe said, on May 15, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Cool! That’s always fun. We have a robin nesting in the top of a nandina.


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