Friday, June 1, 2007

i just had babies....





finally....after the many weeks of watching my wren...they had their babies. days of building the tunnel like nest in my hanging basket outside the studio door, many more days of guarding and chasing me away when i went outside to sand...finally i can hear the chirp cheep of the babies. i climbed up over the basket to take a peek and screamed and jumped as one of the parent birds flew right to my face. i tried again later after checking and seeing no sign or hearing their mad chirps and saw one little bird sleeping with a very long yellow beak.






i don't know what is going on in that basket anymore....lots of movement, swinging of the basket as the parents come and go gathering and feeding...now i worry about their nest being built right above the cement patio, so tomorrow i will lay down some bubble wrap and a blanket so that when they do finally take flight they will land safely.

4 comments:

Lana said...

Congratulations Diane! Nature is amazing isn't it? I'm sure the mama and daddy will appreciate the soft padding you are providing for the little newcomers.

Have a fun weekend!
Lana

Arbutus Hunter said...

Such a sweet little story. What perfect reading to wake up to...bubble wrap and a blanket!!

Anonymous said...

YOU ALWAYS HAD A SOFT HEART. i REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL YOU FOUND A DYING MOUSE ON THE ROAD AND COVERED IT UP TO HIS NECK WITH YOUR SWEATER.

MOM

diane allison-stroud said...

sorry mom, that was a rat, and it was big sisters sweater that i had so sneakily taken from her closet to wear that day....still sweet?