This is the biggest mystery this year- what kind of bird is this? Does anyone know? We kind of narrowed it down to some sort of wren. Carolina wren?
Little fella found, somehow, a crack under our greenhouse door big enough to squeak through. He/she then constructed an intricate and sophisticated nest complete with a walkway to the front door, a four inch wide perfectly circular opening four inches in diameter that is 2/3 the size of a basketball complete with a gnarly roof and sturdy sides and floor and a soft comfortable floor and walls.
If feeding is interrupted by a careless human, the babies know magically what to do- SHUT UP AND DUCK DOWN! Be invisible till the beasts go away. How do they know what to do?
How do the parents know how to build their nests? These birds do a lot more than most species do to make a nest.
If I’m quiet when I go in this room, I can creep a shot of them in between feedings.
...and if I’m sneaky, I can tap on the roof and pretend to be mommy, inspiring this noisy response. Screaming kids “FEED ME FIRST MOMMY!!!” It’s really loud, and I love it!!! Mankind hasn’t eradicated every other species on the planet (yet). Coronavirus is a warning to humanity:
“stop polluting the planet NOW, and we can recover.”
Birds eat insects mostly to survive. Humans poison the planet for nice vanity lawns and insects die. Cars drive fast and insects die on windshields. Humans heat up the planet with the combustion of fossil fuels. Pollution kills insects. Less insects= less birds. Less birds= less life on the planet.
NOW is the time to reassess the way we live. If we do not change our behavior in the next five years (I just made that number up), say goodbye to birds like this.