A couple of little house wrens built a nest inside my backyard gate. The top of the gate has a deep channel that provided excellent protection on all for sides, leaving the top open, but covered by the garage roof. These birds couldn't have picked a better location if they tried.
When the nest was discovered, I noticed that one of the two eggs had somehow rolled out of the cozy nest the wren's had built. I was worried that it may be too late, but I got a garden trowel and carefully scooped the run-away egg back into the nest & hoped for the best.
Well, a few days later--there were two ugly pink and grey little baby birdies! I was thrilled! And so excited to know that the egg I put back in the nest hadn't suffered any damage--and hatched!
Here's the nest. The poof of grey near the bottom are the two babies piled up on one another.
And within just a handful of days later, the two little guys were jumping around and learning to fly. Both babies would fly a little come perch on the gate, then fly some more. They still had crazy puffs of grey baby fur sticking up off the top of their heads. Wish I could have gotten a picture! I got to spend a lot of time up close, but never had the darn camera.
And here's a little guy singing and hopping around. I hear them throughout the day, but they've abandoned the house now. All grown up I guess. I'm glad they still loiter around my yard. I hope next year someone comes back to nest again! I'd love to scoop out the nest & marvel at it, but will leave it alone in case someone does want to reuse it.