Sunday, August 23, 2009

Baby Wrens flew the coop

I noticed the adult Wrens were acting a bit different today. They both sat on the railings or nearby and were very vocal. I decided to watch them as closely as I could, incase they were trying to coax the babies out to join them.

I finally saw some activity in the wrens fledging 033cs

This is the most I have seen of the babies. They usually stay way back from the entrance. So….maybe today is the day. I had to build a blind and all pictures are taken through a window screen…and there is window screen just beyond the nest. That’s why there seem to be so much checkered background. Several hours later I heard the parents singing again so..back to the wrens fledging 042cs

Now I am sure I’ve picked the right day. Two of them looking wrens fledging 043cs

It would have been nice if I were sitting down…my feet are getting tired, as well as my arms. But I cant give up now. It was worth the wait. Here come the first one.

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The two on the L are the babies. There is still one in the wrens fledging 049cs

And here is the last wrens fledging 059cs

While I am taking pictures…I am also trying to get a bit of video.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.


  1. Carol, I am so glad that you were able to witness the fledging of the wrens. How exciting! Those little guys are so adorable. I've never been fortunate enough to see this happen, so thanks for sharing with us.

  2. What a delight to catch them fledging.

  3. Excellent post! I really enjoyed the video. How fun it must have been to see that happen!

  4. That is something not many of us see, and to get pictures and video too, amazing. Well done Carol.
    I really enjoyed that.

  5. Great post! Loved watching the video. Those babies are adorable.

  6. WOW...That nest in itself is amazing, not to mention the great shots of the peeps.


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