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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Favorite Things Saturday....My Favorite Bird House

Here is a picture of my favorite bird house. It has no way of cleaning it...so things are just left there from year to year. If you look closely there is a wren hanging on to the doorway. The birdhouse is on a lower branch of the tree, but it doesn't seem to matter to these little birds.I can sit under it and they come and go...looking at me as if I'm a lawn ornament. As for cleaning the house....the wrens simply get to work and take the old nesting material out...one by one...taking a very long time. They are such persistent birds...spending hours on their nest. Last year they made a pile on the ground under the house and then turned around and put all the debris back in the house. After the eggs are laid...they start their chattering and scolding every time I come near. They flit around and try to fake me out as to where their nest is. I love this little aggressive bird...probably one of my very favorites. I can't wait until next month when they return.
I am linking with Claudia at http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/ for Favorite Things Saturday. Check this link out...you won't be disappointed.
Balisha

18 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

They are cute little birds...I had some make a nest in one of my birdhouses at the lake and I loved to watch them, too! That's a very cute birdhouse!

Happy Saturday!

XO,
Jane

debra @ homespun said...

ah...sweet little wren! :)

From the Kitchen said...

Our birds are just now showing up wondering when winter weather will make way for spring!

Best,
Bonnie

judemiller1 said...

They are such sweet little birds. I haven't seen any in years around here. I don't have any bird houses, so that may be why?

Diane said...

It is fun to have birds nesting in a house you've put up. I remember a wren house my folks had-- it was in the same spot for decades!

It's Just Dottie said...

If it was mine it would be my favorite, too.
Smiles Dottie

bj said...

I love your birdhouse...and I love little wrens, too. :))
Over from Favorite Things...

Claudia said...

Such a sweet bird - so feisty! I love that birdhouse, Balisha.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

AshTreeCottage said...

What a sweet story! I love the little wrens too.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

earlene said...

Love the wrens and their song.
I have three that come back every year. They don't show up here until May.
Joined your blog...I really enjoyed it.
Hugs
Earlene

gardenbug said...

Bird houses are so varied. Yours is beautiful...rather than "sweet". I have one made by a friend that needs cleaning out. I forget to do that because it is a complicated business. Tomorrow I'll do it thanks to your lovely reminder!

Mary said...

The wren is my favorite garden bird too! They love our garden, and especially the front porch and kitchen window box. I believe strongly that ours are all one family, the babies who started as tiny eggs in the nests here - and each year they return and bring so much joy and of course lay more eggs!

Sweet birdhouse and I love how they removed everything and then stuck it back in, hilarious!

Happy weekend -
Mary

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is an adorable bird house the the wrens seem to know how to keep a home even with out you cleaning for them. Love to hear wrens sing!

Lisa Lynn said...

Love it! Found you on A Favorite Thing and I'd love to have you stop by and share your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-creative-homeacre-10.html

Patty said...

I love your birdhouse. I wish I had good bird stories. They keep banging on my kitchen windows and making a mess!

Babajeza said...

I love to watch the birds in our birdhouse, which isn't as lovely as yours though. :-)

Balisha said...

I can't remember for the life of me where I got this one. I've had it for so long. It really seems to be a favorite with the birds. We've had wrens, chickadees and sparrows living in it. Sometimes there is a little war going on as to who will take up residence.
Thankyou for all your lovely comments. It seems that so many bloggers love the birds.
Balisha

Haworth said...

What a sweet birdhouse! Wrens are so dear, they are one of my favorite birds. It's so lovely that you have them each year.