House wrens were showing up all over the place this morning…at least all along the trail I was walking. I’m really not sure how many different wrens I saw, but I’m sure there was more than one. Wrens apparently are cavity nesters, and for several years I have watched them go in and out of this dead tree. Every year they return to the nest, and I was delighted to see them return this spring. It took some patience on my part to get this picture because the wren(s) don’t make a direct approach to the nest, and I took lots of pictures before she finally posed on the top of the tree. Here are a few of the outtakes:
Watching the wrens was a lot of fun, and took up most of my time today, but here are a few others I added to my gallery this morning.
A tufted titmouse that landed right in front of my camera:
A black-capped chickadee
A tiny hummingbird sitting on the very top of a tall tree:
Two pictures of indigo bunting…
…and FINALLY, a tiny chipmunk let me walk really close to him to get this picture. He was well hidden behind a branch, but I got this shot by slowly walking around the end of the branch until we were almost face-to-face. Maybe he thought I hadn’t seen him. That’s the advantage of carrying a 300mm lens.
That’s all for today. Hope you like them too. Tomorrow I meeting a friend for a trail walk at Holden Arboretum. The pictures will be different, so stop by to see what I find along the trail.