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A Nest of Wren Chicks

Stepped out onto the back deck.
My head brushed the nearby wind chime.
I don't know whom was more startled
by the sudden sound breaking with the early light--
the tiny brown bird that bolted out of a flower pot, or me.
Standing only a foot from the flower pot
I looked and with my head turned at just the right angle,
I saw two white speckled eggs
at the bottom of a deep hole in the discarded pot.
Could not get a focus on the nearly hidden eggs
in this little earthen womb. The little mother came back after a time.
I'm being extra careful now not to head butt
St Francis with his skirt of bells. Selah!
It has happened--EMPTY NEST! The Wren's Song Chirping a lot today!
They look like they may be flying soon. The Wren chicks have lots of feathers now.
The Wren chicks are staying very still in this 95 degree heat. Growing fast! Busy Wren Parents
The Wren Chicks have now found their voices.