Friday, July 27, 2012

New Neighbor?

See that blue vase on the shelf? Second shelf, cobalt blue on the right? 
Also, notice the light blue door frame and storm door at the far right. 

Well, mom went to get something off that shelf and got buzzed by a winged creature! She just about flipped out because the bird nearly hit her in the head. What the pug! She thought. 

Turns out, Mrs. Birdy made a nest in that blue vase. Yep, the one that is mere feet from the door. The only door that leads to the backyard. Where we come in and out several times a day. 

There are four eggs in there. Mom didn't get a good look at the bird because it flew out so fast, but she thinks it is one of these. 

A Carolina Wren. They are famous for building nests in wacky places like boots, flower pots and apparently now, vases. 

Mom will be checking the nest frequently to see when the eggs hatch. Then she'll set up a fence on the deck to keep us away from the babies. These wrens are on the ground a lot, so we expect the babies to make an appearance or two on the deck. It should be any day now!


  1. Oh my pug is right! How funny, but exciting too! Have a great weekend.

  2. Too exciting! Better make it a strong fence - pug curiosity is one of our best traits! Mama's looking forward to seeing the babies!

    Lola Pug

  3. Thats a pretty interesting place for a nest. It will be neat to see those babies

    urban hounds

  4. Awww. How fun to watch the eggs hatch. Can't wait to see the little nekkid baby birds.


  5. we would have screamed like the dickens
    Benny & Lily

  6. That is pawsome! Mama always has a fern hanging on the front porch and this is the 3rd or 4th year a mama cardinal made it her nest. But we weren't allowed to get a good look at them ...

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty