Friday, February 6, 2009

Carolina Wren Update!

This just in!!!

I was sitting in the yard this afternoon, when I heard a Carolina Wren a-fussin and a-fussin and realized "he" was staking out the birdhouse by the porch. I was some distance away and the light had gone out of the day, but I grabbed my camera anyway, hoping for some good shots.

That little dude just fussed and fussed as he hopped from different vantage points to look at the birdhouse, but he never did come real close to it.
and back down to the back of the bench.Then I heard another Wren across the yard start to fuss back. It was like they were discussing the pros and cons of this house. Next I heard her start making a sing-song type of call to the
other one, like it was encouraging him to get closer. "Come on you can do it, look close up at it" . . . until finally she flew over there and plopped right on top of the house, like it was saying "this is how you do it!"Before I could start to chuckle over the comedy before me, "she" flew over to a branch right next to me and just sat there...and stared at me...

And I stared back at her...

And then I thought waves of "yes, I made that house for you" vibes toward her . . .

After a couple of minutes of looking at each other, I decided to try to move my camera up and get a shot. Amazingly, the little bird continued to sit there and I was able to get this awesome photo of hopefully my new neighbor. . .

1 comment:

LSUtri-guy said...

a good time was had by all