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Article: House Wrens, House Wren Houses, and Not-For-House-Wrens Houses: Texas Wren

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steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2011
4:18 PM

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A couple built a nest in my hanging basket of variegated spider plant on my back porch. There were 5 babies and the parents worked their buns off feeding them and then one day my cat and I watched thru the glass door as the parents coached them in flying lessons. One bird continued to bring food to the chicks like a snack to keep up their energy. They worked all day but the last chick which was smaller than the others still had not grasped the concept. It got dark and he was still on the ground. I still wonder sometimes whether he ever made it or got eaten during the night. This was a fascinating show but at the time I had no way to video it. Wish I had. Enjoyed your article. I have blue jays and mockingbirds and wrens and sparrows and wood peckers and Im inside the inner loop of the city. We also have squirrels, rats the size of squirrels and usually a possum or two. Field mice raid my compost heap for unpopped popcorn kernels and drive my cat batty by sitting just 8 feet away to munch on them. Cam

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2011
5:58 AM

Post #8366032

Hi, Thanks for that story of wren chick drama.
I noticed wren chicks peeping out from a house one spring, lots of racket, and then a day later nothing. I guess that was the day they all flew off too.

Isn't it impressive how much wildlife you can get 'inside the city'?
Thanks for reading, and writing.
Sally

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