Possible abandoned house wren nest?
by Laura S.
(East Aurora, NY)
PLEASE HELP! I am not sure what to do, if anything.
I have a small bird house in the lilac tree outside my bedroom window.
I have been enjoying watching the mother bring insects to her fledglings (I can see at least two) and video taping them for the past two days.
She literally feeds her babies from sun up until sundown.
However, I have not seen her all morning long today.
I am worried something may have happened to her; or could this be how wrens get their fledglings to leave the nest?
The babies have been chirping nonstop all morning.
It's now early afternoon and still no sign of parent birds. Should I be concerned?
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by Angie Diedrick
(Winter garden, FL)
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Are the baby Wrens abandoned?
I am so lucky wrens built a beautiful nest cozy for 5 eggs. They are in my planter at front door!
We try very hard to give them privacy by using another door. I thought originally there were only 4 babies and then I saw 5
The mother always so calm peaking at her as she incubated the eggs.
So the babies are around 1 week maybe more but I'm not sure how tiny they are after hatching.
We have had a lot of rain but the urn of flowers is protected.
I thought the mother covered the opening to shield the babies but I haven't seen or heard them.
I used some tongs just to gently remove some of the leaves and twigs but I see nothing and hear nothing unless they are deeper down in there for bed.
I don't know what predators could have got them?
Or are they in there and the parents are not feeding as often?