Thursday, March 8, 2012

Job Stress



























For the past 5 days, 2 Carolina Wrens have been feverishly working on their nest in a fish basket on our front porch, and by Tuesday, tempers were wearing a bit thin.





One of them flew in with a twig that was longer than the opening of the creel, and instead of turning his head to thread the stick into the basket, the little bird flew at the entrance repeatedly, trying to force it in place.

Finally, the poor wren gave up, dropping the twig over the edge.

Which just goes to show, stress isn't limited to rush hour in the big cities.  It can sneak up on us out here in the country, too.






19 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous photos!! The basket looks wonderful and the birds tell a good story too.

Zinnia said...

The nesting continues in the fishing basket! So little wren couldn't make out how to get that large twig in the opening and new ideas of twisting its head to allow for this were not forthcoming.
Sometimes, we can't see how to do things in life because we are too close to them! A little lateral thinking can do wonders!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome, never thought these little birds could have stress. They sure love that basket.

Lui said...

Oh I know the feeling. Sweepy get stressed out running after his tail as a puppy and now as a senior dog he gets stressed out running after me! Poor thing.

JillsyGirl Studio said...

Awww...poor little guy....i feel for him.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

awww, the poor lil thing... they'll persevere! =)

Jodi said...

Poor thing! :) Have to admire the determination.

Pat said...

Great captures! I'm loving your chronicling of the wren couple!

Kia said...

Oh, poor thing. Stunning photos, btw! :)

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love those photos! Did you see the study on crows? They were able to problem solve things like this AND use sticks as tool. Birds ae amazing!

Nadege, said...

How frustrating for the poor little thing...lovely shots.

Marcie said...

Poor wrens!!! Life can be so stressful..y'know?? Love the images!

Jessica said...

That is so cute (for me that is), I'm sure the poor little wren was already stressed out trying to build his family home, that long twig was the last straw, for sure.

Jennifer Richardson said...

i've always related well
to wrens:)
amazing photos.
-Jennifer

hannah said...

I can see one of those speech-bubbles with:
"Now what"
They're blaming it on you and are telling you to cut a bigger hole.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Connie, this is such fun! I will so much enjoy all of this! Hoping that your week is full of joy beyond belief~

Rosie said...

What a wonderful post - it did make me smile! :-) Gorgeous shots, too!

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, poor little thing!
This is really so much fun to watch, and I thank you for sharing it here, Connie

Thank you also for being a part of The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening, and I will surely still see you here!

lisa. xo

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes