Since there's no way to look inside, I have no idea how many babies are squished in there, but I do know there are at least two.
And they're very noisy babies!
All day, every day, Mr & Mrs Wren spend every waking hour searching my backyard for bugs to feed these noisy babies. Sometimes they find bugs in the garden......
They perch on the clothesline before feeding the bugs to the babies (because their house is right below the clothesline).
But they really like to perch on the edge of the hanging basket holder that's right next to their house.
Their babies hear them chirping when they fly home with a bug and since those babies are always starving(!) the parents never get a rest.....
"More please, NOW, Mom!" ("Sigh," thinks mom)
During my photo session yesterday afternoon, one of the wren parents arrived with this epic-sized grub!
Let's see how the baby likes this treat......
Mom obviously considering whether to eat this tasty morsel herself or try to fit it in Junior's beak.
OK, let's try it again.......open WIDE!
Much wider, please!
That's good, you've almost got it!
OK, now get ready to swallow.......are you ready? I'm going to let go.
Oh No! YOU DROPPED IT!!
And Mrs. Wren goes back to searching for more insect treats in the backyard.
Watching these birds feed the insects they find is the main reason for never using pesticide sprays of any sort in my backyard. Having once inadvertently killed a family of bluebirds by spraying tent caterpillars with Raid, I learned a difficult (and valuable) lesson. Now I rely on the birds to do all the insect control work in my backyard and they seem to be managing the job very nicely.