I noticed last Tuesday morning that we had a House wren in our yard, which is odd because where we live, we don’t have a wren’s usual habitat which is forest and bush.
Instead, we have open prairie and a few spruce trees. There are woods are across the road from our house, where I know that there are many House wrens, but there has never been a House wren in our yard until now. The wren is a male, who has taken an interest in the log bird house my father built last year. The wren has been filling the house with little twigs. My mother and I enjoy watching him going in and out of the box. Now each morning I wake up to the beautiful song of the House wren.
This is the bird box on our deck where the wren is building a nest,
For the past five days it has been raining in our part of Alberta. At first the rain was very welcome because we hadn’t had moisture for two months, but five days of it has too much, at least for the humans, since it has made everything very muddy, especially around our corrals. But the birds, especially the robins, and the frogs, are very happy!
Yesterday was the first day with a rainbow, so I went out in the evening to take some pictures. Here are my favorites:
The rainbow is very faint in this picture,
When it rains all the goldfinches come to the to the tree with the feeders to try to stay dry,
Two female goldfinches,
The female Ruby-thraoted hummingbird coming for a drink at the nectar feeder,