Small Blessings–the joys of spring and motherhood

Wondering about the eggs in the boot from a couple of blogs ago?  Wondering what kind of bird fits inside a boot  to lay so many perfect tiny eggs?  Wonder no more.

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Mama Bird’s a Carolina wren, and very conscientious.  The babies are alive and well, although we hope they eventually begin to look more like her.

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Now, are you asking yourself how my son got that perfect photo of Mama Bird without scaring her off?  Easy–for him.  He set up a camera with motion detection to monitor her comings and goings.

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“This” Mama Bird raised a flock of techie sons.  I hope Mama Bird’s as happy with her offspring.


  1. Marna on June 4, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Very cool. And yes, I was wondering about mama posing for that picture.

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