I have a pot of English ivy that I keep under my patio overhang. It used to be a combination planter but everything died in it but the ivy. There for a while dh and I noticed wrens flying in and out of the pot. I got to looking and it seemed that they were making a nest. But after awhile it didn't look like much so we assumed they went elsewhere. But these little birds are always outside the windows just a singing.
Well yesterday I went outside to water a few potted plants and thought I better water the ivy. I held the hose above the pot and as soon as the water hit the soil out popped these cuties.Is this not the cutest little thing you have ever seen? If you enlarge you can see the downy feathers sticking out.This one didn't look too happy to get his picture taken.
At first when they hopped out I thought what in the world? I had never seen any eggs or nest in this pot.
As soon as they hopped out, here comes mom and dad. Boy were they giving me a fit; bless their little hearts.
Well I went on about my business trying to water my other things and at the same time wondering what I should do. Mom/dad was having a fit their kids were out. So I decided I would capture them and put them back in the pot.
I caught the first one and put him in the pot and of course while looking for the others, he jumped right back out. Our charcoal grill sits right by the pot with a cover over it so I peeked under it and there the others were.
So, I decided to just leave them be especially since I thought mom/dad were going to have a heart attack.
When I went in they seemed to be doing alright. That is when I captured these pics.
Today, they are no where to be seen.