Monday 9 May 2011: Baton twirling, Wren style
A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.
Industrious and nimble, the singing house wrens fill up that enormous gourd with twig after twig. I watched them work out the best method to get the twigs as long as their bodies into the round hole. Fascinating stuff. The sparrows are now taking endless flights laden with food to their first brood. Looks like the x-rated day a few weeks ago paid off. It's too soon to see the fledglings poking out, but soon. The catbirds are mating, three male hummingbirds flew by like the Blue Angels, setting up territories I suspect. There's an ocean storm being pushed in from sea, so all the work done today is probably very timely.
This day came in sunny with increasing clouds. 45 degrees F at 7AM, 95% humidity, barometer 31.92, holding steady. Winds increasing from the SW.