Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quite the Prolific Little Breeders~

House Wrens are quite the little prolific breeders. Sometimes a male may have two females in two different nests at the same time and make 200 visits to each nest daily. While they are huge insect eaters, they can also be quite a burden to other birds in the area, for they are territorial and can be aggressive toward the other birds. Our next door neighbor had a hanging gourd and the Wrens made their nest inside. It was fun for the two little girls that live there to observe the birds as they came and went. I cannot know for sure how many fledglings left the nest, but when the parents brought the meals, it was quite loud and busy from within the gourd~


  1. A beautiful Wren. It must be a musician, so loud and so pretty.

  2. excellent series - these guys are always so feisty, i love 'em! Great poses. Good to see you again! :)

  3. Great serie, love this little bird! We can almostr hear him from looking at those images ;)

  4. Great Wren pictures Mary. If they are anything like our Common Wren - troglodytes troglodytes (don't you just love that Latin name?) they have anything up to 10 young so they will be noisy. Have a great weekend Mary, its Friday pm here now.


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