It turned out there were actually eight baby House wrens in that little
nesting box on the front porch! How they managed to fit in there,
and sometimes one or the other parents would get in there with them,
I'll never know. During yesterday's sunshine and perfect temperatures,
I spent much of the day sitting at the window, nursing one of the worst
colds ever, watching these birds and getting quite an education.
This adorable little guy, No.4, actually decided not to fly away immediately
spending about 5 minutes looking in the window from the back of
the porch chairs before flying off.
As darkness fell last night there were still two left in the box and they
tucked in for another night. This morning I dashed to the window at
6:20 am and saw a parent feeding them. At 6:30 am the two of them
were pushing each other out the entry hole and off they flew one at a
time into the fig tree. Ten minutes later they flew back to the porch,
chirping for their mom I guess, then both flew onto the roof of my car
and from there into the back garden where hopefully the entire family
was waiting to be reunited.
Returned home from Ireland to find the hydrangeas looking really fabulous!
Apparently there was not only heat but also a lot of heavy rain here so
everything grew abundantly. Need to shop for Boston ferns this week as
my two hanging baskets are still empty!
Hung the flags for Flag Day on Friday and decided to leave them up over
the weekend as it's a special day today.
A very HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads here
in the USA . . . . . . and everywhere around the world
where they are celebrated on this date.