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We missed the finale!

by Deb K
(Saugerties NY)

Hungry babies

Hungry babies

Hungry babies Home Sweet Home

A couple years ago we acquired a little log cabin birdhouse my father-in-law built and we hung it in our lilac tree. The hole is too small for sparrows, and we were hoping to attract other breeds. No nests in it for a couple of years, and we had just about given up hope of it ever hosting a bird family.

Last year we saw a wren checking it out and bringing in a few twigs, which we learned was the male's version of house-hunting. The female, however, must have had her eye on a different location, and the house remained empty.

This year we again saw the male, and to our delight the female decided to have her second brood in our little house. They moved in mid-July and we've been watching their progress, listening to the proud papa's song & waiting for the day the babies emerged on a daily basis since.

We knew the time was close but this morning my husband saw food still being brought to the house, so we thought "OK, another day." Well, sometime between 7:30 am and 3 pm, the babies flew the coop and we missed it! LOL Looking forward to next year!

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Jul 12, 2018
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Us too!
by: Ann Witzig

We watched and watched waiting for the babies to leave and miss them every time but yesterday hubby found a baby wren in the window well and we finally got to see a baby. He put it back in the house, the little one would have died in the well as couldn't fly yet. What a joy!!

Jun 26, 2018
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Our brood
by: NjRach

Saw our babies fledge a couple weeks ago! I was fortunate enough to catch it early in the morning and recorded them! Amazing!

May 22, 2018
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Bird Poop
by: Gene

Not sanitary for us but harmless to them. Although it may attract predators. Some species are more messy than others.

May 21, 2018
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Poop
by: Anonymous

there is pop all around the edges of the nest. It would seem unhealthy for the babies! Is this common or is the watching through the window by my cats causing stress?

Aug 11, 2017
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Wrens Fledging
by: Gene

I can't tell you how many times I've missed fledging by a few hours. Sorry, next year, right?

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