Me And Mrs…..Mrs. Wren

We got a thing goin’ on

My favorite hanging plants for our front porch are ivy-leaf geraniums.

Not long after I purchased these and put them in place a few weeks ago, I disturbed a tiny bird one day when I took this one down to water it.

And, boy, did I get a scolding. From Mrs. Wren.

I have attempted to water the plant from the opposite side as her nest, but I always seem to forget which side she has occupied. (Note to self: mark the flowerpot.)

So while I had the plant off the hanger (and Mrs. Wren was a few feet away, giving me “what for”), I snapped a quick picture. It isn’t very good, but there appear to be several tiny eggs in her little cylindrical nest.

So… although I didn’t spend nearly $30 for a plant for Mrs. Wren’s summer home,  I’m going to do everything possible in the future to keep from disturbing her.

~These Days Of Mine~




11 responses to “Me And Mrs…..Mrs. Wren

  1. Sweet! We always have a wren wanting to build a new on our door wreath OR in the fern on the front porch. I keep them from doing the door wreath because it’s opening and closing all the time but they can use my fern or other plants on the front porch because I just LOVE watching them!


  2. Awww, wrens are my favorite of the smaller birds. She picked out a lovely location with beautiful curb appeal. It’s going to be so much fun watching Mrs. Wren and her family. I’d take her little bit of cranky/plucky personality over the Phoebe who builds a muddy messy nest and can’t say fee-bee, fee-bee enough all day long. Thinking about our birds in MO.

  3. That’s so nice

  4. AWWW – ever the protective Mom, Mrs. Wren. Don’t you just love the pleasant surprises we find in our shared plants?

  5. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    They do have a mind of their own about were to build a nest. We have them trying to build nest under our outdoor foyer. Boy, do they make a mess.

  6. Mrs. Wren has found a kind and loving landlady.

  7. Wrens tend to nest in the same place year after year, so you might want to put a wren house under your eaves. They also have more than one brood per year. They are wonderful birds – and better than watchdogs !

  8. How nice, I hope that you will get to see the family when they hatch.

    • Amazing that she would built her nest in a hanging flower pot. Which predator would think to look there for a little snack? Smart little mommy! 🙂

  9. Like I always say about your different ‘visitors’, they know a good place when they find it !!

  10. Mrs. Wren might be small but she’s mighty when it comes to her babies!

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