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House wren feeding Baby

House Wren Feeding Baby a Leaf Hopper for breakfast, This is the 3rd clutch of birds to successfully fledge from my Nest box i made out of wood and bark.—-This Box has already fledged 5 chickadee’s-6 house wrens and then this clutch of 5 house wrens who will fledge on sunday.

House Wren’s

Sneak(er) peek…

…Home Improvements…

I spotted this little House Wrenn building a nest in one of my Blue Bird boxes in my yard on Lake Gaston. I was able to grab my camera and snap a few pics of him while he was doing his handy work. Taken with Canon T1i with L-Series 400mm f/5.6 lens in AV Mode @ 1/200 f/5.6 ISO400.

Recently Hatched House Wrens

Recently Hatched House Wrens

House Wren Eggs

House wren eggs in a nest box in my back yard, taken July, 6, 2014. The eggs have hatched and the babies are growing


House Wren

House wrens use this birdhouse gourd as their home this year.

Happy House Wren Family

This house wren family nested in a nesting box that was hanging underneath my front porch. I was able to observe by watching through a small window that is directly across from the nest. The parents mainly seemed to be feeding their babies small insects. I even saw them “taking out the diapers” (poop sack). It is so nice to be able to observe birds this closely. House wrens are adorable and they are such good parents.

wall basket makeover

House Wren building his nest.

A male House Wren building his nest.

House Wren sibling rivalry

House wren coming home.

House wren entering nest in a gourd hanging in syringa philadelphus in back garden of urban area.

Second time wrens made a nest in this box. 3 days to get this picture.

Canon 200mm 2.8 and 2X extender + 500mm 5.6, Tripod and remote in one hand, binoculars in the other hand.

Wren feeding a spider.
I also have bat motels on the house. 7 years and I have yet to see one Bat! Very sad situation.

3 days to get this great picture!

House wrens

4 House wren babies almost ready to fledge.

Hobbit Hole wren’s nest

A Hobbit hole wren’s nest on the northwest porch column, built in 3 days, but was blown away by high storm winds and we never saw it again.

House Wren Nestlings

This photo was taken during weekly NestBox monitoring for Jefferson County Open Space.

Baby wrens

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology