Friday, May 23, 2008

Home improvement, wren style

May 4, 2008. A morning walk around the OSU wetlands park yielded a nice surprise. We're always on the lookout for nesting activities this time of year, and we spotted this freshly excavated space.

Look who's home - a House Wren.

He was very busy cleaning out stuff , making the hole bigger, and bringing in nesting materials.

After each trip, he'd get on a branch near the opening and advertise this prime real estate.

Hmmmm - this is a problem to be solved. He couldn't take the twig in like that.

After several attempts, he did manage to get it into the nest.

Hey, sweetie! Look at the nest I'm building. Come and get it. Strings attached, but the the house is great. Hey, sweetie!

Other sightings: The spectacular Great Blue Heron.

Song Sparrow.

Northern Rough-winged Swallow.

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