This morning, at breakfast, I noticed that another wren...Jenny ll...was inspecting the house on the clothes pole...just above the new clematis vine. She was going in and out, looking things over. Then she started cleaning. Coming out of the house with debris as big as she, in her mouth. She would drop it to the ground...some got caught in the clematis. It had been inhabited by sparrows and she thinks that they are messy little birds. She would work and then sit on the ledge and sing her little song. Then she went back to the job at hand. When I came out with the camera, she was frightened away, but she came back quickly as there was work to be done. She gave me a little dirty look and went on with her job. After a while...her job almost done, she took a break and sat on the roof of her new home. She looked like she was telling everyone that this was her domain...don't mess with me. Now, the sparrows have lived there for a long time. They go in and out during the winter. They stay here and put up with the cold and snow....no migrating for this tough little bird. They aren't fair "weather friends." I'm looking forward to watching how things progress when the sparrows come home and find all their belongings tossed on the ground. What will happen between the sparrows and Jenny Wren? I'll keep watch and let you know tomorrow :)
If you want to watch two little Wrens at work...building a home go to...
I really enjoyed watching. Balisha