Well, our wren adventure that began on May 8th ended today, Saturday, June 21, 2014, between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The Good Lord allowed me to watch as all SEVEN baby wrens took flight for the first time. I can’t begin to describe the joy I felt as each baby took that leap of faith and flew for the first time into the crab apple tree. And I have to admit to some incredulity as we discovered there were seven babies in that small gourd!
I hope you enjoy this small sampling of photos that I took to record the precious event. I was able to capture six of the seven as they fledged but the last one took so long to make up its mind that I had relaxed my camera and by time it jumped out, there was no time to focus and snap a photo. I did not put all six of the other photos in this gallery, but I chose twelve of my favorite images from this morning. I feel these portray the fun and excitement of the morning quite well.
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I have to admit, the afternoon has seemed awfully quiet without the peeping and cheeping of the wrens wafting through my kitchen window. I went out after I showered and dressed to see if any of them were still hanging around the Rose of Sharon or the crab apple tree, but none were to be found.
Upon finding there were seven babies in the nest, Mark made the rather bleak observation, “wow, seven is a lot, that must mean they have a really high mortality rate”. Not exactly what I wanted to hear! Well, if God cares for the sparrows, I’m sure He cares for the wrens, too, so I will trust He will watch over them. I’m thrilled He allowed me to see all seven of them fledge!