We’re finally seeing the wren babies, just little hungry heads poking out for food. They are keeping the parents very busy!
I’m enjoying watching the house wrens coming and going from the nest box. I haven’t seen the chicks, but there must be a few in there because the wrens are very busy bringing food. I have learned just how tough these little birds are. Yesterday, one of the wrens was sitting on a power line just singing away. A squirrel was traveling along a power line below, nowhere near the wren or the nest box. All of sudden, the wren left their perch and repeatedly dive-bombed the squirrel until the squirrel fell off the line into some bushes below. The squirrel was fine. What struck me was how this little bird seemed to strike terror. Even though the squirrel was nowhere near the box, the wren seemed to be saying, “Don’t even think about it!”
Last year, I saw evidence the house wrens were using the nest box we put up, but I never got a look at them. I heard them a lot. This year, I got lucky. Click on pictures to enlarge.