Wednesday, May 25, 2022

What's a mama to do?

Two days ago, I decided to take down two hanging buckets because we were SUPPOSED to get a lot of rain during the night. I set one bucket upside down on the ground. When I went to pick up the second bucket, a wren flew out! I peered inside and found a NEST. Then I peeked inside the nest––babies! Oh, dear! If we did indeed get a downpour, the little ones might surely drown! What to do, what to do? I looked around our backyard and pointed out the squirrel guard to James. Might that work as a roof? Sure, he said. So we finagled the guard over the bucket. No rain came that night. But LAST night, we had one and a half inches of much-needed rain. I rested well knowing that our wren mama and little ones were safe and protected.

Pink little bird bodies in the bucket nest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I laughed at this because I just had a similar experience. I had a giant spider plant in a 28” pot that I created a tent over with rebar and plastic garbage bag to keep them from drowning in the rain. My poor plant suffered from a major lack of water for weeks but all 3 wrens are alive and successfully fledged!

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