Friday, May 17, 2013

Noisy Neighbors

House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
The wrens have taken over.  They have tried to build in my bicycle helmet and my garden tool tray and my husbands canoe...all because we left the garage door open one day.  They are noisy and attract a lot of attention to their nest, which makes me wonder how smart they are anyway!  



This one above is building a nest in the former blue bird house from last summer.  The bluebirds spent most of cold spring darting in and out of this jar, but never began a nest.  The wrens took advantage of the empty space over a week ago and then declared it home.  She is not shy in moving in larger decorative items.

This house is just outside my bedroom window and this is the time of year that I leave the windows open to take advantage of the comfortable fresh air.  She or he is very noisy...very early!!

18 comments:

kerrdelune said...

Tabor, is this a Carolina wren? Lovely photos, and yes, they ARE pesky critters at times.

Celia said...

Cute little guys and very noisy. I have some nesting in a tall shrub outside my kitchen window but I can hear them in the morning anyway.

Hilary said...

I love how you capture the details of their lives.

Granny Annie said...

I would not have a problem with the bird noises. We awaken to rooster crowing starting at 4 AM, immediately followed by guinea fowl talking in their most irritable voices. I love the sounds that drive our visitors crazy. They are better noises to me than the city traffic sounds and horns honking and sirens blaring.

ellen abbott said...

Oh, yes. the wrens are very noisy! they love our garage too. built a nest in the rag bag hanging on a nail in the wall, built a nest on top of the dysfunctional automatic garage door opener motor housing. and they are always exploring the shelves and everything on them.

Brian Miller said...

haha...oh my...ruining the fresh air...and early in the morning...not a good mix at all...smiles...

Red said...

Wrens fill anything in the area that they are going to nest in. It's there way of stopping somebody else from setting up house in their territory.

SueAnn Lommler said...


They may be dull witted and noisy..but they sure are pretty!!
Ha
Enjoy
Hugs
SueAnn
PS Great shots

Bob Bushell said...

I love the way you use a jar, fantastic beauties.

ladyfi said...

Oh, these shots are just wonderful! Our birds start singing at around 4 in the morning these days.

Connie said...

Your photography is outstanding and the third iris photo below is amazing. You have an awesome eye for the camera. I feel blessed to be able to follow you and enjoy your work :)
Connie

Pauline said...

I have a pair nesting in a decorative birdhouse hanging in the lilac that grows at my doorstep. I get scolded roundly every time I go in or out. It's the first time I've seen this bird - I always wondered which sort made that bell shaking sound. Now I know!

joeh said...

Congrats on a well deserved POTW!

messymimi said...

Nice capture! Sometimes i wish the birds didn't make for such an early alarm clock.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable little sprites! we have a pair that try to nest in our dog pooper scooper hung in the shed.

congrats on your POTW!

Barbara Shallue said...

They are so cute! I'll trade you those for the little mice who keep trying to adopt us!

holdingmoments said...

Great neighbours; and a great POTW.

Sherry Ellis said...

Maybe you'll have baby birdies soon!