Wren Chicks Leaving The Nest

  

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By:  dig  •  5 days ago  •  26 comments

Wren Chicks Leaving The Nest

I got incredibly lucky with the timing on this. It's the first time I've ever been able to film chicks leaving a nest. I caught it from start to finish, and then some. 


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Dig
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1  author  Dig    5 days ago

I could hardly believe my luck. I didn't even have to wait long after setting up the camera.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Dig @1    5 days ago

cool, wren-cam...

 
 
 
Dig
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1.1.1  author  Dig  replied to  devangelical @1.1    5 days ago

I keep wanting to put a micro camera inside of a birdhouse, but I haven't worked out the details yet. I think I'd need a much taller birdhouse, with enough clearance for the camera to get a good picture. It would be so cool to see nests being built and eggs hatching.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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1.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Dig @1    2 days ago

Congratulations!

You have managed to publish a video of "beautiful chicks" without offending any women.

 
 
 
Ender
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2  Ender    5 days ago

Talk about empty nesters.  The last one popped out like, where did everyone go?  Haha

Looks like they still had some baby feathers.

Great vid.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @2    5 days ago
The last one popped out like, where did everyone go?  Haha

"was it something I said?" he seemed a little unsure of himself in the aeronautical department. the first one headed for the roof of the bird house, smart bird. hopefully there won't be a sequel starring dig's cat.

 
 
 
Dig
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2.1.1  author  Dig  replied to  devangelical @2.1    5 days ago

Nope, no cat sequel, lol. It's old, half blind, and never leaves the house. The neighbor cats sometimes wander over here, but I haven't seen any lately. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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3  pat wilson    5 days ago

This is great ! Fabulous footage.  More please (smile).

 
 
 
Dig
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3.1  author  Dig  replied to  pat wilson @3    5 days ago

Thanks. I think my favorite part was that one chick's reaction to the carpenter ant. That just cracked me up.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4  Buzz of the Orient    5 days ago

What an AMAZING video.  Surprised to see one still being fed once it was out of the nest.  My question is, did they return to the birdhouse?  It appeared to have become a bit crowded.

 
 
 
Dig
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4.1  author  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    5 days ago

Thanks, Buzz. I think the parents continue to feed them for a week or two more, but with less frequency as time goes by.

The chicks don't return to the birdhouse.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5  Gsquared    5 days ago

This is great, Dig.

 
 
 
Dig
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5.1  author  Dig  replied to  Gsquared @5    5 days ago

Thanks, G. It was a blast to witness. Wrens are fun, lol.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6  Kavika     5 days ago

Amazing video, Dig....Well done.

 
 
 
Dig
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6.1  author  Dig  replied to  Kavika @6    5 days ago

Thanks, Kav. As lucky as I was in catching the action, I should have played the lottery that day.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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7  Perrie Halpern R.A.    5 days ago

Great catch, Dig. That is amazing footage.

You also made me feel better about some baby robins that left the nest a bit young and landed on the ground and later into a bush. The parents were still around, so I think they made it.

 
 
 
Dig
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7.1  author  Dig  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7    5 days ago

Yeah, I imagine if the parents were still with them they were probably okay. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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7.2  devangelical  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7    2 days ago

they were in no danger from that furry couch pillow you call a house cat...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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8  Trout Giggles    5 days ago

Amazing video, Dig!

I love wrens. I have a pair that sing to me when I'm sitting on my deck. For such a tiny bird they sure are loud

 
 
 
Dig
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8.1  author  Dig  replied to  Trout Giggles @8    4 days ago

Thanks, TG. I love them, too. 

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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9  al Jizzerror    3 days ago

I once filled my bird feeder with marijuana seeds.

I enjoyed seeing the birds hanging upside down on the tree branches.

 
 
 
charger 383
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9.1  charger 383  replied to  al Jizzerror @9    3 days ago

Did they come back?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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9.1.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  charger 383 @9.1    3 days ago
Did they come back?

Of course they came back.

Maybe they had the "munchies".

Unfortunately, I eventually ran out of pot seeds.

 
 
 
Dig
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9.2  author  Dig  replied to  al Jizzerror @9    2 days ago
I enjoyed seeing the birds hanging upside down on the tree branches.

Lol, I have nuthatches that do that with regular birdseed.

original

 
 
 
charger 383
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10  charger 383    3 days ago

Dig, good bird pictures

How is your garden coming?  Mine looks like an obstacle course, but there are plants growing.    

 
 
 
Dig
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10.1  author  Dig  replied to  charger 383 @10    3 days ago

It's slow again this year. Things are really late because of yet another freaky spring. It was unseasonably cool and wet all the way through May, with more than twice the average rainfall. I was only able to get most things started after that, and then it turned hot and dry practically overnight as if someone threw a switch. Mid to upper 90s and not a drop of rain in weeks. It's like gardening in an oven. I've already had some failures, and what hasn't failed has been slow to grow. Potatoes are the only things doing really well so far, but of course they get planted deep. Grass in the yard is already drying out and turning brown, and that doesn't usually happen until August. 

 
 

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