Coming home from ladybug inspection across the street the other day, I noticed a house wren taking up residence in our bird house Larry hung on a shepherd's hook. I'm not sure if he expected occupants, or if it was for decoration. We really need to learn more about the proper placement for homes for critters. I did look it up after taking pics, but couldn't find out if this home is going to be safe wobbling about in the wind. I imagine they'd abandon it if we moved it to a safer place. Any information would be appreciated. I have a friend who lives on an acreage and puts out homes for blue birds. She does not like wrens, but when we lived at our first home, which was on 3 lots, I enjoyed the wrens. They would come watch me garden.
What I have pics of here, was something that was ongoing. The bird kept putting things in for a nest, looking out, and then flying off for more.
While I was across the street with the ladybugs, I noticed a lot of squirrels around, both there and at home. They sure were frisky, and one came toward me like it was going to charge me. I stood up, and it scampered to the closest tree, then tried to have a staring contest with me. I've had that happen a time or 2 at home, too. I tell you, these squirrels are too tame for my comfort! Later in the day, I saw a bird perched on the trellis. When I opened the front door to take some photos, a squirrel dashed across the porch, less than 3 feet from me! Then, one by one, 3 or 4 more dashed through the bushes where the snakes had been, and ran, either across the porch, or did a side step and went across the front of it. It looked like either a crazy race or some kind of chasing game. They were so fast, I couldn't get decent pictures of them. I had to include at least one, though. This was after they ran across our front to the neighbors, then scattered, some to the street, some back into our yard. I counted at least 8. Usually, I see 2 at a time at the most. Oh, dear!
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