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Daily Photo Reprise: Kelly Waits, the Wren, 2011

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Kelly looks for the wren to return.
tortoiseshell cat looking out window
Kelly observes the nest for hours at a time.

Kelly has been wondering if the same wren couple will return to nest in the window box outside the dining room window, even though it was two years ago they visited us.

Kelly, active and loquacious as she is, has the capacity to sit quietly and be completely still for hours at a time, and so she quietly observed the noisy wrens building their nest and settling in, then feeding their noisy young until one day they all fledged at once and disappeared into the trees. She had hours of entertainment watching and listening to them.

They did not return to the windowbox this year, possibly because of Kelly’s vigilance, but they did return to the spruce outside the window. They were so noisy at feeding and fledging that Kelly and all the others were exhausted by all the noise.

Here are a few photos from 2010 when the wrens built their nest where Kelly could watch all the action.

What the wren was doing!

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4 thoughts on “Daily Photo Reprise: Kelly Waits, the Wren, 2011

  • i love the window box twig treatment you gave it. the birds are lucky to have you (and Kelly, Faithful Babysitter that she is). Thanks for sharing such great pictures.

    • Sparky, thanks! I did that after a really heavy winter, the boxes I’d built 15 years ago were done for and I had piles of fallen branches. Viola! I had so much fun watching Kelly watch the bird.

  • The first shot is really beautiful. Love following your blog.

    • Thanks so much, and so good to hear from you! I see you’re settling into New York, it’s good to see your view of that city too.


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