Thursday, December 17, 2009

Look Who I Found In My Garage!

Hello friends, just a quick post while I take a little coffee break from my house decorating marathon, which I will be unveiling shortly. The other morning I was sitting at my computer, reading all your wonderful blog posts, when I heard this chirping noise that sounded quite close. After listening very carefully, I realized the sound was coming from the garage. I opened my Laundry room door, which leads to my garage and low and behold, there was the cutest little Carolina Wren trying to get out and chirping like a mad bird.

This is a photo of my Carolina Wren, who is the South Carolina state bird I might add.


This is a photo of one of the babies from a nest on our front porch a few years back. Because I would check on them everyday, they got used to seeing me and when they left the nest, they let me hold them. They were not afraid at all...it was such a thrill.

Ok...back to my story.  I opened the garage door and out she flew. That night Mr. M was puttering around in the garage and found what looked like a little bed area on a shelve, in a pair of old swim trunks. An hour later, around dusk, we noticed a little tail sticking out of the bed area. We got a flashlight and to our delight, a little wren was all tucked in for the night and did not seem to mind our prying eyes. So now every night I leave the door open just an inch or so so she can get in. Once I know she is in her bed, I close the door. In the morning she sings for me to let her out...is that cute or what! If you have never heard a Wren sing, it is like a little piece of heaven. I love knowing a sweet Carolina Wren is warm and cozy in my garage at night..and protected from predators. I Googled ( yes..I Google alot!) and found others who have experienced the same thing. Apparently Wrens do not handle extreme cold very well, so I am happy to help. I just found a recipe for Wren suet and I think I will give it a go. Not many bugs around in the winter.
Ok...back to tree trimming..until next time, be kind and stay creative.

7 comments:

Diane said...

How sweet! :)

free indeed said...

Wrens must be a bit like chickadees..such a cheerful little bird. No carolina wrens in our neck of the woods, but I liked this post!

Annette said...

Awww...what a nice story this morning!

Abreaka Studios said...

awe....that is certainly a surprise! so tiny! :)

Kelly Ann said...

We have a Wren in the ferns on our front porch every summer...I love the sweet sound of their songs...

quiltcat said...

Hi Janet. I've been so busy for the last month or so, i haven't even had a chance to visit all my friends' blogs. Love this post--how sweet to have a wren's winter shelter in your garage, and to work it out with her to let her in and out! I have at least one resident Carolina Wren family in my yard, too. I wish i had a garage to offer them shelter...but i do have a big brush pile that they and the white throated sparrows hang out in when the weather gets bad.

SewSweetStitches said...

Eeeek! That is soo so sweet! I can't imagine what it would feel like to hold such a precious tiny little thing! That just makes me smile :)