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Little bird with a BIG attitude

Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at 9:47 AM

The mighty Wren!
Last year, we had a metal cabinet on our back porch. We had a family of house wrens move in and it was fabulous watching them grow.

This year, the female got stuck in our addition we built looking for the cabinet that is long gone.

I wondered where she went after i set her free, and discovered her home the other day.

I was out walking my Manx cat Teddie on his leash, when this little bird with a attitude problem came fussing and swooping down at us.

I found her home. My son had made a bird house for me at 4-H camp a year ago and she had taken up residence.

I let the cat back in, and just sat and watched her for a while.

She is so energetic and brave. She is as big as my thumb but not afraid to get in my face if i get too close to her babies.

We have 12 birdhouses and almost evey one has a family of birds, blackcap chickadees, wrens and bluebirds.

The wrens are my favorite.

What kinds of birds do you have hanging about at your home??

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We have Wrens. Cardinals, Bluebirds, Thrashers, Jays, Owls and even a Pileated Woodpecker (of Woody Woodpecker fame.)

The splash of red and brilliant blue of the Cardinals and Bluebirds is always a delight to eye, especially when the day is dreary and overcast. The Bluebirds are so finely dressed in their bright blue coats and their buff colored vests.

You are right though about the "Mighty Mite" wren. They have built their nests in our old smokehouse and in our garage (in an old sleeping bag that has been hung on a nail.) They frequent our deck and come right up to the screen door without any fear of the dogs and cats watching them from the inside. I love to watch them flit about and trill their songs. Their tiny tails feathers set at such a jaunty angle. I have always thought that Mother Nature is more interesting to watch than TV any day of the week.

-- Posted by amalphia on Wed, Jun 17, 2009, at 11:29 AM

We have those already listed and a few swallows in our garage. They are new tenants this year.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 17, 2009, at 7:45 PM

May God/dess bless you for keeping your cat on a leash and it and our wildlife safe! Thank you.

-- Posted by BirdAdvocate on Thu, Jun 18, 2009, at 4:34 PM

Cat on a leash?

-- Posted by driedleaves on Thu, Jun 18, 2009, at 9:02 PM

Better a cat on a leash than another kitty frisbie in the road.

-- Posted by BirdAdvocate on Fri, Jun 19, 2009, at 10:34 AM


-- Posted by driedleaves on Fri, Jun 19, 2009, at 5:06 PM

he loves his leash and will pester me every night to take him for walkies... he has three bushes he makes his rounds to.

He has a super sonic light up coller too. WE call him electro kittie.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Fri, Jun 19, 2009, at 5:17 PM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.