Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Last year a family of Carolina Wrens built their nest in our garage and had two babies! We left the nest because it was on a wreath and it looked pretty and now we are paying for that decision because we have Carolina Wrens in our garage again, which my mother did not want to happen (too much stress). This year instead of two eggs we have FIVE one of which was a little larger than the others and was blue not white with red spots! I thought that it was a little strange that she would lay a different looking egg so I researched it! It was not a Carolina Wren it was a Brown Headed Cowbird egg! It seems that Brown Headed Cowbirds come and infest other birds nests! I then learned that there was a 31percent chance that the wren babies might not make it because the Cowbird has a shorter incubation period than the wrens, so by the time the wrens hatched the Cowbird would be a lot bigger and would suffocate the Wrens! We then had to decide whether or not we were going to let the Cowbird egg live. We decided to leave it in God's hands and see what He decides to do! This morning two of the five babies hatched! They were both wren babies! I learned a lot more about Cowbirds and Wrens when I researched it but I will leave it to you to find out more if you are interested!
Here are some pictures of them I took!

This is the momma wren from last year! Wasn't she nice to pose for me!

This is their sweet humble abode!

Here they are! The egg in front is the Cowbird egg and the other egg that you can barely see is the Wren egg!
I will try to get some more pictures soon but the Mother likes to be with her children so it is hard to take them! Also the location of the nest makes it rather difficult to take a picture.
I think they are just adorable!

~Psalm 148~

1 Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD from the heavens,
praise him in the heights above.

2 Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

3 Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars.

4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.

5 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded and they were created.

6 He set them in place for ever and ever;
he gave a decree that will never pass away.

7 Praise the LORD from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,

9 you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,

10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,

11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,

12 young men and maidens,
old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

14 He has raised up for his people a horn,
the praise of all his saints,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the LORD.

Don't we serve an awesome Creator!
In Christ,

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