Many of you will recognize my little mother here sitting on her nest. She is a wren. I have no idea what type but wrens are common in my garden. They are probably common in your garden too. Skeeter chronicled wrens in her picture taking in a post I prepared last year. Many of you are photographing birds and I know they all bring you joy.
I was zipping up my little plastic greenhouse when I spotted this bird flying around. I said to myself, "I wonder if she has a nest in here and then I hoped it wasn't a huge nest like Frances found in her shed." I looked around and immediately spotted her nest in a flower pot. It is built differently from most nests I have seen, as it is enclosed all the way around. Only the hole for entry and exit is open.
I went to get my camera and came back to check on her. She was sitting pretty. I got distracted then left without taking the picture. Came back and still she was sitting pretty. She did not mind me snapping her picture at all. If I had not known better, I would think she would let me pet her, but then I remember she is a wild bird and best left alone. What a sweet little resident of my greenhouse, and I am glad she moved in. She more than earns her keep by eating insects in the garden and I will be sure to look out for her needs while she is the greenhouse resident.
By the time this post is published I will have visited her many times and also brought friends to visit. She does not mind at all and even talks to me. Her babies have all hatched and are happy little babies. What a sweet little mom bird. Not like the two devil parakeets I have inside who will bite anyone to pieces! I do have one good one though, and he is sweet though he doesn't sing much since the devil parakeets scold all the time. Maybe I could switch them with this wren? Sure like her better as a resident.
What kind of residents do you like to have as neighbors either in or near your garden?
in the garden....