I can get very excited about birds. I love watching the robins and cardinals, orioles and finches. I like to listen for the various bird calls, and enjoy watching birds as they bathe in the little stream above our garden pond.
Just outside the house, about five feet from the back door, a mama wren built a nest in the Yew bush. So nearly every time I go outdoors, the mama wren flits away from the nest, presumably to check things out and make sure there are no real predators after her young. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt here.
Fortunately, there are no cats roaming the premises. Lionel and Tuppence are comfortably ensconced in their upstairs apartment, lounging on the window seat or snuggled up under Joe's comforter. They do enjoy the open window, however, with its fresh breezes. That's as close as they get to the outdoors.
Then there are the two dogs. They go outdoors several times a day. Misty, especially, likes to run around on the deck and chase chipmunks. Why she hasn't found the wren nest is beyond me! It's less than two feet up from the deck!
And now, what I was hoping to get: a nice closeup of the little wren siblings while mama wren was away. I counted three little birdies. Aren't they cute!
Don't we have an amazing Creator!
This post is linked to Making the World Cuter
and Meet and Greet Monday