House wren assessing whether this is - or is not - the perfect nesting place
Last week, a house wren moved into our neighbourhood. Into our garden, actually.
A longer view
At first the wren was all alone. It appeared to be calling out hour after hour for a mate to join it: Look what I found! I'll be a great mom (or dad).
Cleaning out the former nest
On speculation, it began house cleaning. Earlier this year, a chickadee family occupied this dwelling and left the place sooo untidy!
However, last July a house wren lived here. (Hmmm. Could this have been the same one?) Truth be told, the chickadees also had to clean up before moving in.
Happiness is singing your heart out
Well, cleanliness must be next to Godliness, as the saying goes: Yoohoo! Are you out there? The house is ready!
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May the company and they were found together in a clean house. Very nice pictures. Yours.
Oh the joys of a new home. Great photos!
lovely series...and yes indeed happiness is so often born of singing and a nice tidy home!
This is delightful! Great photos and narrative!
hope you get a new family soon.
Oh so cool! I'd love to have some wrens move in. AND, I was always trying to figure how to hand my little houses and see what you used. That would work well!
Hope he/she found a mate for the new home!
New tenants. I'm sure you are a good landlady.
Such gorgeous shots!
Thanks for a neat photo sequence. I hopw the wren has found a mate.
Great series, hope you have a full family of tennants soon.
so cute! hope it nests!
I hope Jenny Wren finds a mate soon, or perhaps it's Johnny Wren..... I guess they'll work out who's who without our help!
I first heard the expression "cleanliness is next to godliness" from the janitor in my Grade 9 school, but when he wrote it in my friendship book he added, "except at Inglewood, where it's next to impossible." What a way to remember someone! He was a nice guy. Your house wren and her happy home are heart warming...
I hope they decide to build their home there. You should be able to get lots of great pictures that way.
Very nice catch!!
I do hope they have another sucessful nesting season.
I can hardly wait to see the babies!
I've heard that chickadees and wrens both leave a mess.
Very cute post. But I think in that first shot the wren is wrenching its neck to hear the sound of your camera clicking so it can stop posing and get back to work!
Aw poor little lonesome thing. Hope he (she) has finally found a mate. In Florida, we had a red-bellied woodpecker who spent weeks making noise searching for a mate -- but I'm betting any amount of money that your wren sounds a lot prettier singing than the woodpecker did pounding and squawking.
Your blog looks very nice.
thanks for your comment.
How sweet! Lovely lovely shots...
great shots of a difficult bird to shoot. At least for me. It always eludes me.
Beautiful birdy shots. My Grandmother on my Dad's side was a great bird person.
Thanks for your comment. Yes, extended family is more like life-long friends, but that is all getting older.....
Great shots. We have a nest on our front porch and I cannot get anything of the birds.
I hope s/he finds someone to share that lovely little nest. :-)
The small bird is so cute :)
Happiness is a newly cleaned home! Lovely bird too, and how sweet if it were the same wren.
Love it!!! I have a bird house in the garden but no takers...yet! Enjoy the fun. It's a compliment to you when someone says...Thank you and stays to raise their family in your garden;)
I love that first shot.
Cute shots! Hope they made themselves at home in their new place.
Fine bird photos again, EG. I have a bird house against the garage, which has been ignored for years, but this year has a tenant!
Wrens are so cute, but its hard to believe their powerful song can come out of that little body!
oh I love these photos! amazing! :)
These look like they should be part of a children's book on birds!
great shots all! love.
I love wrens....
Very cute little friend!
Gorgeous photo's lovely bird and I love its house.
I enjoyed your birds ... sadly we don't have many in our garden
So perky, so purposeful...wonderful shots♫♪
I like your 'clean' bird. The house she/he picked is really neat.
Speaking of neat, you took some really neat pictures of this bird.
Wonderful photos! I'm sure I'll be doing some cleaning when we move into our house on the coast!
We love it when birds nest in our yard...
And the photos are great!
I love to see a new little family build a nest in our wisteria - it happens every year. Your photos strike me as a lot like the water colours of Marjolain Bastien - beautiful.
What wonderful captures!
I love all the texure on the birdhouse and the happy little bird!
Thanks for sharing this!
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