Monday, June 28, 2010

Birdies in the Yew Bush

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


Denise said...

Yes, we have an amazing creator, love the birds.

visitoardc said...

Those are so precious! We have tons of cute little birdies in our arboretum, too! Following from Meet & Greet Mondays!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I love the birds. There's just something about seeing the little ones in a nest. Ahhh, nature.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

partialemptynester said...

LOVE watching birds' nests, so sweet! That's a great picture you were able to take!

Rachel said...

That is awesome! Great pictures!!


Stacey said...

Our baby wrens jumped the nest today. Elisabeth was watching the boys in the backyard and found two stuck in a wicker basket that my palm was set in on the patio below. She set them free and now they are off to the big wide world. Will miss the chatter of mama wren...such a beautiful song they have!

Pam said...

I love to watch birds too. Of course my cat Peeve likes to watch them too. I try to keep him away.

Mama Hen said...

Oh my goodness I love the picture of the birds! It sounds like you live in a wonderful nature filled area. We love watching all of the birds that visit us. I like waking up and hearing all the different kinds of birds singing and chirping outside! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Cranberry Morning said...

Update: That perfect little nest is now empty. I had taken the photos on the 19th. This afternoon I noticed that the birdies are gone and left no forwarding address.

Stacey, I am so glad Elisabeth noticed the poor little birds and rescued them!


Oh, how lucky that you got such a good shot. I wonder if Mama was watching you get close and what she would have been thinking. Good luck to them on their new adventure:o)

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Awww! How cute are they?!

Deborah said...

Wonderful photo of the babies my friend. It is always so nice to watch birds hatch out and star their new lives. I have seen the little babies hopping along the ground watching to see what mama bird is doing or showing them. :)


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